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Biodegradable self-reinforced composite materials; manufacturing structure and mechanical properties.
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PMID:  10149977     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Biodegradable (or absorbable), self-reinforced polymeric composites fulfill the demands of secure orthopaedic fixation materials because of their high strength, appropriate stiffness and strength retention which can be tailored according to the healing rate of damaged tissues. Ultra-high strength, self-reinforced, macroscopical biodegradable polymeric composites can be manufactured by creating the polymeric microstructure, where oriented reinforcing elements and matrix material, which have the same chemical element composition, are bound together. Biodegradable, self-reinforced composites have attractive application possibilities in surgery. The materials can be processed into the form of rods, screws, tacks, cerclages, clamps, plates, spirals, etc., which have versatile applications in traumatology and in orthopaedic surgery.
P Törmälä
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical materials     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0267-6605     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Mater     Publication Date:  1992  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-10-29     Completed Date:  1992-10-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8707278     Medline TA:  Clin Mater     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  29-34     Citation Subset:  T    
University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Biodegradation, Environmental
Equipment Design
Internal Fixators* / trends
Materials Testing
Polymers* / chemistry,  metabolism
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