Wound Closure Biomaterials and Devices / Edition 1

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Overview

Virtually every wound, whether surgical or traumatic, needs to be closed to promote wound healing and prevent infection. Increasingly sophisticated and effective materials for the crucial surgical treatment of wound closure are being developed continuously. Keep up with the most recent research progress and future trends in this complex and rapidly changing field with Wound Closure Biomaterial and Devices. This state-of-the-art book provides detailed information and critical discussions on:
ï Sutures and other wound closure devices, including absorbable sutures and their biodegradation properties
ï The chemistry, physics, mechanics, biology, and biomaterials science of suture materials
ï Tissue adhesive, ligating clips, and staplers
ï The biomechanics and pathology of wound healing
ï Future trends and new emerging materials in the treatment of wound closure

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Jeremy L. Gilbert
This book is a comprehensive presentation of the science associated with wound closing materials (e.g., sutures, adhesives, and staples) and the reactions of the body to these materials. It is detailed and thorough in its presentation of the chemistry, structure, and properties of wound closing materials. It is intended to be for both surgeons and biomaterials scientists to provide a comprehensive view of the current state-of-the-art in wound closing biomaterials. Since these materials find uses not only in wound closing but also elsewhere in medicine, these objectives are worthy and broadly applicable and have clearly been met. There is a large and detailed amount of information presented that appears more geared to the biomaterials scientist than the surgeon. However, there is also significant important information presented that is useful to the surgeon as well. The detail and comprehensive character make it ideal as a reference book for those interested in wound healing materials and interactions. It is of the highest quality and very well illustrated with many tables, graphs, and pictures. Both the table of contents and the index are detailed and informative. This is an excellent reference book on the materials and biological issues associated with wound healing. Natural and synthetic bioresorbable materials are covered in detail as are issues of wound response to sutures and physical and mechanical properties of currently used materials. Also included are a wide array of medical and materials issues. I would highly recommend this book for surgeons, biomaterials scientists, and others who are interested in biomaterials and wound healing.
From The Critics
Reviewer:Jeremy L. Gilbert, PhD (Syracuse University)
Description:This book is a comprehensive presentation of the science associated with wound closing materials (e.g., sutures, adhesives, and staples) and the reactions of the body to these materials. It is detailed and thorough in its presentation of the chemistry, structure, and properties of wound closing materials.
Purpose:It is intended to be for both surgeons and biomaterials scientists to provide a comprehensive view of the current state-of-the-art in wound closing biomaterials. Since these materials find uses not only in wound closing but also elsewhere in medicine, these objectives are worthy and broadly applicable and have clearly been met.
Audience:There is a large and detailed amount of information presented that appears more geared to the biomaterials scientist than the surgeon. However, there is also significant important information presented that is useful to the surgeon as well. The detail and comprehensive character make it ideal as a reference book for those interested in wound healing materials and interactions.
Features:It is of the highest quality and very well illustrated with many tables, graphs, and pictures. Both the table of contents and the index are detailed and informative.
Assessment:This is an excellent reference book on the materials and biological issues associated with wound healing. Natural and synthetic bioresorbable materials are covered in detail as are issues of wound response to sutures and physical and mechanical properties of currently used materials. Also included are a wide array of medical and materialsissues. I would highly recommend this book for surgeons, biomaterials scientists, and others who are interested in biomaterials and wound healing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849349645
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 12/20/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 1,252,952
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, C.C. Chu
Wound Healing and Inflammatory Response to Biomaterials, P.H. Lin, M.K. Hirko, J.A. von Fraunhofer, and H.P. Greisler
Introduction
Biological Tissues
Inflammation and Wound Healing
Foreign-Body Reactions
Fibrosis and Fibrous Encapsulation
Growth Factors Affecting Wound Healing
Summary
Surgical Needles, J.A. von Fraunhofer and C.C. Chu
Introduction
Needle Dimensions
Needle-Suture Attachment
The Needle Body
Needle Points
Needle Acuity
Needle Biomechanics
Needle Holders
Summary
Classification and General Characteristics of Suture Materials, C.C. Chu
Absorbable vs. Nonabsorbable
Suture Size
Multifilament vs. Monofilament
Coating Materials
Four General Characteristics
Summary
Chemical Structure and Manufacturing Processes, C.C. Chu
Absorbable Sutures
Non-Absorbable Sutures
Mechanical Properties, J.A. von Fraunhofer and C.C. Chu
Tensile Properties
Stiffness and Flexibility
Viscoelastic Properties
Knot Strength and Security
Summary
Biodegradation Properties, C.C. Chu
General Biodegradation Phenomena
Natural Absorbable Sutures
Synthetic Absorbable Sutures
Nonabsorbable Suture Materials
Biological Properties of Suture Materials, M.K. Hirko, P.H. Lin, H.P. Greisler, and C.C. Chu
General Tissue Reactions and Cellular Response
Granuloma Formation
Wound Infection
Thrombogenicity
Formation of Urinary Calculi
Carcinogenicity
Summary
Suture Techniques and Selection, H.P. Greisler
Surgical Principles (W. Irvin)
Cardiovascular System (S.S. Kang and H.P. Greisler)
Abdominal System (S.S. Kang and H.P. Greisler)
Bronchial, Tracheal, and Chest System (S.S. Kang and H.P. Greisler)
Obstetrics and Gynecologic System (W. Irvin)
Orthopaedic System (J.R. Perez-Sanz)
Ligating Clips and Staplers, J.A. von Fraunhofer
Introduction
Metallic Ligating Clips
Polymeric Ligating Clips
Other Ligating Clips
Surgical Staples
Staples and Clips vs. Sutures?
Summary
Tissue Adhesives, Y. Ikada
Design Principles of Tissue Adhesives
Natural Tissue Adhesion System-Fibrin Glue
Synthetic Tissue Adhesion SystemóPoly(2-Cyanoacrylate)s
Hybridized Tissue Adhesive System-GRF
New Tissue Adhesive Systems
New Emerging Materials for Wound Closures, C.C. Chu
Antimicrobial Sutures
Materials That Could Accelerate Wound Healing
Materials for Better Mechanical and Biocompatible Properties
New Tissue Adhesives

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