Editor(s): C. M. Agrawal, Jack E. Parr, Steve Lin
12 papers provide an overview of the use of synthetics bioabsorbable polymers and address the latest issues surrounding their growing use including: new applications, test and characterization techniques for raw materials and devices, tissue engineering, efficacy, and long-term effects.
A variety of papers examine: basic polymer properties and characterization, tissue engineering strategies such as implantation of a porous biodegradable scaffold at the defect site in the tissue, and use of bioabsorbable polymers as replacements for metallic fracture fixation devices.
JA Disegi, JW Dwyer, RE Fairer
JM Allan, JA Flagle, JD Kline, RL Dooley, SW Shalaby
Y Marois, Z Zhang, M Vert, X Deng, RW Lenz, R Guidoin
K Gorna, S Gogolewski
M Deng, JM Allan, JT Corbett, SW Shalaby
NL Jones, JJ Cooper, RD Waters, DF Williams
DW Hutmacher, A Kirsch, KL Ackermann, H Liedtke, MB Hürzeler
CM Agrawal, JS McKinney, D Huang, KA Athanasiou
KJL Burg, CE Austin, JP Swiggett
MA Slivka, NC Leatherbury, K Kieswetter, GG Niederauer
DW Hutmacher, A Kirsch, KL Ackermann, MB Hürzeler
DW Hutmacher, SH Teoh, I Zein, KW Ng, J-T Schantz, JC Leahy