Title

Recent Developments and Issues in Bio-absorbable and Bio-incorporative Internal Orthopedic Fixation

Abstract

Alternative methods for orthopedic fixation can be classified into bio-absorbable and bio-incorporative methods. Bio-absorbable materials such as polyglycolic acid and polydioxanone are eliminated from the body over time while bio-incorporative materials such as ceramics and glasses, and human cortical bone eventually form part of the body. Polyglycolic acid shows potential in reducing fracture in the extremities. Cortical bone exhibits high elastic moduli and mechanical toughness suitable for pins and fasteners in the upper extremities, principally the hand and wrist. Bio-glass shows potential for stimulating new bone growth and can also be used in fracture fixation.

Meeting Name

Proceedings of the 1995 ASME International Mechanical Congress and Exposition

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Second Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor(s)

ASME

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1995 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), All rights reserved.

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