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Durability and Reliability of Medical Polymers

  • ID: 3744647
  • Book
  • 296 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Given the widespread use of polymers in medical devices, the durability and reliability of this material in use is an area of critical importance. Durability and reliability of medical polymers reviews the performance of both bioresorbable and non-bioresorbable medical polymers.

Part one provides a review of the types and properties of bioresorbable medical polymers. The effect of molecular structure on properties is discussed, along with the processing of bioresorbable and other polymers for medical applications. Transport phenomena and the degradation of bioresorbable medical polymers are reviewed, before an exploration of synthetic bioresorbable polymers and their use in orthopaedic tissue regeneration. Part two goes on to explore the durability and reliability of non-bioresorbable medical polymers, and wear processes in polymer implants and ageing processes of biomedical polymers in the body are discussed in depth, before an investigation into manufacturing defects and the failure of synthetic polymeric medical devices.

With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Durability and reliability of medical polymers is an essential tool for all materials scientists, researchers and engineers involved in the design, development and application of medical polymers, whilst also providing a helpful overview of the subject for biologists, chemist and clinicians.

- Comprehensively examines the performance of both bioresorbable and non-bioresorbable medical polymers
- Discusses the processing of bioresorbable and other polymers for medical applications, before reviewing the degradation of bioresorbable medical polymers
- Explores the durability and reliability of non-bioresorbable medical polymers and discusses wear processes in polymer implants and ageing processes of biomedical polymers in the body
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Part 1 Types and properties of bioresorbable medical polymers: Types of bioresorbable polymers for medical applications
The effect of molecular structure on the properties of biomedical polymers
Processing of bioresorbable and other polymers for medical applications
Understanding transport phenomena and degradation of bioresorbable medical polymers
Synthetic bioresorbable polymers
Using synthetic bioresorbable polymers for orthopaedic tissue regeneration. Part 2 Aspects of durability and reliability of non-bioresorbable medical polymers: Wear processes in polymer implants
Ageing processes of biomedical polymers in the body
The failure of synthetic polymeric medical devices
Manufacturing defects in polymeric medical devices.
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Jenkins, Mike
Mike Jenkins is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering at the University of Birmingham, UK. Dr Jenkins has published widely in the field of polymers.
Stamboulis, Artemis
Artemis Stamboulis is a Senior Lecturer in Biomaterials and Nanomaterials at the University of Birmingham's School of Metallurgy and Materials. Dr Stamboulis has published over 40 research papers in international scientific journals and is an active member of many national and international societies.
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