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dc.contributor.authorChen, Yuanyuan
dc.contributor.authorGeever, Luke
dc.contributor.authorHigginbotham, Clement L.
dc.contributor.authorKillion, John
dc.contributor.authorLyons, John
dc.contributor.authorDevine, Declan M.
dc.identifier.citationChen, Yuanyuan et al (2016). Reinforced polylactic acid for use in high strength biodegradable medical implants. Society of Plastic Engineers. Plastics Research Online. 10.2417/spepro.006218en_US
dc.identifier.otherMaterials Research Institute AIT - Articlesen_US
dc.description.abstractTraditional medical implants, such as orthopedic screws, pins, and coronary stents, are almost exclusively metallic due to high mechanical strength requirements. However, issues related to the use of permanent metallic implants are a cause of concern. These include immune rejection, consistent inflammation, removal surgery, stress shielding in orthopedic fixation devices, and restenosis in metallic coronary stents.1, 2 Biodegradable polymeric implants that can degrade away after service life appear to be the solution to these issues. However, biodegradable polymers are much weaker compared to metal.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofPlastics Research Onlineen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland*
dc.subjectPolymers in medicineen_US
dc.subjectHalloyosite nanotubesen_US
dc.subjectMedical implantsen_US
dc.subjectBiodegradable plasticsen_US
dc.subjectpolylactic aciden_US
dc.titleReinforced polylactic acid for use in high strength biodegradable medical implants.en_US
dc.rights.accessOpen Accessen_US
dc.subject.departmentMaterials Research Institute AITen_US

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