Surgical Product

The wide range of forms (film, tube, or fiber) and mechanical properties available in plastics continues to make them attractive candidates for such uses (Fig. 4.57). These plastics are required to possess desired physical/mechanical properties and the assurance that they may be successfully utilized in the body. To be successful plastic implants involve the cross-fertilization of different disciplines (chemists, designers, physician, fabricator, etc.).

Developing of surgical implants confronts major problems because human bodies have extremely complex environments. They could be identified as having the most horrible environmental situation on earth. In addition different human bodies have different environmental requirements. Thus what can survive in one body usually does not survive in other bodies. This type of reaction requires extensive R&D to ensure that a medical product can survive and meet its requirements in all human or specific bodies.

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