Life-enhancing Plastics: Plastics and Other Materials in Medical Applications

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Imperial College Press, 2004 - Medical - 217 pages
This book enables readers without specialist knowledge to understandthe ways in which materials can be used to enhance people's lives. Therange is vast from simple contact uses, through artificial limbs, to permanently implanted devices
 

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Contents

Surgical Techniques
1
Material Properties
29
Chapter3 Materials in a Hostile Environment
61
Contact Applications
71
Short Term Contact Devices
85
Medium Term Implants
107
Permanent Implants
125
Loadbearing Implants
151
The Tools of the Surgeon
169
Meeting New Challenges
185
Further Reading
207
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