Accession Number : ADA140186

Title :   Development of Biodegradable Implants for Use in Maxillofacial Surgery.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. no. 1, 1 Aug 78-31 Jul 79,

Corporate Author : SOUTHERN RESEARCH INST BIRMINGHAM AL

Personal Author(s) : Lewis,D H ; Dunn,R L ; Casper,R A

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Report Date : Aug 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The objective of the project was to develop high-strength reasorbable materials useful in the treatment of maxillofacial injuries. To meet this objective, we prepared high-purity monomers, synthesized high-molecular-weight polymers, fabricated the polymers into sample beams, and evaluated the beams for mechanical properties.

Descriptors :   *Surgical implantation, *Laminates, Materials, Biodeterioration, Face(Anatomy), Monomers, Polymers, Synthetic materials, Synthetic fibers, Films, Carbon fibers, Mechanical properties

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE