This encyclopedic reference provides exhaustive treatment of materials used in or on the human body, including collagen-based materials, ceramics, adhesives, membranes, coatings, films. Coverage is divided into two main sections, Materials and Applications, with two volumes devoted to each area. The work deals with important materials issues such as biocompatibility, tissue response, surface modification, controlled release, implant wear, and biodegradability. Exploring the varied applications, the contributors address bone repair, joint replacement, tissue response and growth, metal plates used in orthopedics, bone cements, and vascular, coronary, ocular, and dental applications.
Principles and materials development: biocompatibility and tissue response; biodegradability, resorption, stability; surface modification; materials based on PLGA; controlled release; collagen based materials; adhesives, membranes, coatings, films; ceramic materials; other materials; implant wear and debris. Applications: orthopedic biomaterials; metals in orthopedics; bone repair and joint replacement; tissue response and growth; bone cements; vascular applications; coronary applications; ocular applications; dental applications.