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Durability and reliability of medical polymers.


Durability and reliability of medical polymers.

Ed. by Mike Jenkins and Artemis Stamboulis.

Woodhead Publishing


277 pages



Woodhead Publishing series in biomaterials; no.44


Looking first at medical polymers that can be reabsorbed into the body, then at those that cannot, mechanical engineers and materials scientists and engineers analyze the reliability and durability of the materials, and identify factors that influence those qualities. They cover types of bioreabsorbable medical polymers, the effect of molecular structure on their properties, processing for medical applications, transport phenomena and degradation, synthetics and using them for orthopedic tissue regeneration, wear processes in polymer implants, aging processes of polymers in the body, the failure of synthetic polymeric medical devices, and manufacturing defects in medical devices.

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Date:Oct 1, 2012
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