Biomaterials

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Alpha Science Int'l Ltd., 2005 - Science - 279 pages
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As biomaterials are used in medical devices, providing needs in such diverse surgical disciplines as ophthalmology, cardiology, neuromuscular surgery, orthopedics, dentistry etc., they must have intimate contact with patient's tissue or body fluid providing a real physical interface, which restricts developments most seriously. This book is written for those who would like to advance their knowledge of biomaterials. The subject matter of the book is divided into twelve chapters dealing with structure and relationship of biological and man made biomaterials. The application of these materials for various medical devices and recent developments in tissue engineering has also covered.
  

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Contents

Overview of Biomaterials
1
Structure and Properties of Materials
13
Metals
25
Ceramics
39
Synthetic Polymers
52
Tissues Grafts
92
Soft Tissue Applications
118
Cardiovascular Implants and Extracorporeal Devices
143
Biomaterials in Ophthalmology 163
178
Orthopaedic Implants 171
186
Dental Materials 194
209
Glossary 207
222
Bibliography 217
232
Appendix
255
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