Synopses & Reviews
Textiles play a vital role in the manufacture of various medical implants, including the replacement of diseased or non-functioning parts of the body. The editors and expert contributors provide an invaluable single source of information on the main types of textile materials and products used for medical implants. The first section offers an overview of biotextile structures, the types of textiles used for medical implants and processing issues. The second section focuses on the different types of biotextile implants, including sutures and cardiovascular implants.
Published in association with The Textile Institute.
Some from medicine and some from textiles, scientists present atextbook for an undergraduate textiles course on textile devices that can be implanted for medical purposes. Covering firsttechnologies then applications, they explore such topics as resorbable polymers for medical applications, surface modification,sterilization techniques, retrieval studies for medical biotextiles, types and properties of surgical sutures, barbed suture technology,vascular prostheses for open surgery, atrial septal defect repair, and endovascular prostheses for aortic aneurysms.Annotation ©2014 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Martin King is Professor of Biotextiles and Textile Technology at North Carolina State University. Over the last seventeen years, he has also been Visiting Professor in the Department of Surgery and the Quebec Biomaterials Institute at Laval University, Canada. His primary research interests are in the areas of biotextiles, biomaterials science, and implantable devices.
Bhupender S. Gupta is Professor Emeritus of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science at North Carolina State University. Professor Gupta is internationally renowned for his research in textile science.
Robert Guidoin is Professor of Surgery (Biomaterials) working in the CHU Research Centre oriented towards Regenerative Medicine, Laval University, Canada.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Technologies
: Manufacture, types and properties of biotextiles for medical applications; Nanofiber structures for medical biotextiles; Resorbable polymers for medical applications; Shaped biotextiles for medical implants; Surface modification of biotextiles for medical applications; Sterilization techniques for biotextiles for medical applications; Regulation of biotextiles for medical use; Retrieval studies for medical biotextiles
Part 2 Applications: Drug delivery systems using biotextiles; Types and properties of surgical sutures; Materials for absorbable and non-absorbable surgical sutures; Surgical knot performance in sutures; Barbed suture technology; Small-diameter arterial grafts using biotextiles; Vascular prostheses for open surgery; Biotextiles as percutaneous heart valves; Biotextiles as vena cava filters; Biotextiles for atrial septal defect repair; Hemostatic wound dressings; Anterior cruciate ligament prostheses using biotextiles; Endovascular prostheses for aortic aneurysms: A new era for vascular surgery