Degradation Phenomena on Polymeric Biomaterials

  • Heinrich Planck
  • Martin Dauner
  • Monika Renardy
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Evaluation of Degradation in Vitro: Physical, Chemical and Biological Test Methods

    1. B. Glasmacher-Seiler, J. Jonas, G. Schädlich, H. Reul, G. Rau
      Pages 1-8
    2. Bonnie J. Tyler, Buddy D. Ratner
      Pages 9-23
    3. C. Welling, H. Schwengler, B. Strahl
      Pages 25-36
  3. Degradation Phenomena of “Non-Degradable” Biomaterials

    1. K. B. Stokes, P. W. Urbanski
      Pages 37-58
    2. A. Brandwood, K. R. Noble, K. Schindhelm, G. F. Meijs, P. A. Gunatillake, R. C. Chatelier et al.
      Pages 59-66
  4. The Resorbable Biomaterials and their Degradation Mechanisms

    1. M. A. Scherer, H.-J. Früh, R. Ascherl, H. Mau, W. Siebels, G. Blümel
      Pages 77-96
  5. The Influence of Polymer Modification and Processing Parameters on Degradation

    1. M. Dauner, E. Müller, B. Wagner, H. Planck
      Pages 107-122
    2. F. R. Rozema, R. R. M. Bos, G. Boering, A. J. Nijenhuis, A. J. Pennings, H. W. B. Jansen et al.
      Pages 123-131
  6. Clinical Application of Resorbable Biomaterials: Suture

    1. Tatsuo Nakamura, Yasuhiko Shimizu, Teruo Matsui, Norihito Okumura, Suong Hyu Hyon, Kouji Nishiya
      Pages 153-162
  7. Clinical Application of Resorbable Biomaterials in Reconstructive Surgery

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 185-197

About these proceedings


Tradi tionally, the International lTV - Conferences on Biomate­ rials are focussing on problems in Biomedical Engineering, problems, which are still unsolved, of main interest, and which are of interdisciplinary character. In 1983, the Division of Biomedical Engineering of the Institute of Textile Technology and Chemical Engineering, Denkendorf, started wi th a conference about the use of polyurethanes in biomedicine. Three years later,. in 1986, progress in development and use of polyurethanes was selected as conference topic. It had to be realized that degradation problems were still dominating the discussions. The main discussion topics were: What are the causes for the degradation? How can one prevent them? What are the degradation products, and do they affect the human body? How can one simu­ late the degradation? How can one accelerate the in vitro tests and how can the results predict the in vivo behaviour of the material? How do in vitro tests correlate with animal tests and the behaviour in the human body? At the third conference in 1989, the speakers focused on the use of textiles in medicine. Again the problem of degradation was discussed intensively and demonstrated by the failure of textile implants, the degradation of aramide polymers or the degradation of resorbable suture materials. The examples make clear, that degradation may be a desired or undesired property of an implant.


Abbau Biomaterial Biomedical Engineering Biomedizinische Technik Biopolymer Degradation Implant Implantat Monofilament

Editors and affiliations

  • Heinrich Planck
    • 1
  • Martin Dauner
    • 1
  • Monika Renardy
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Textil- und VerfahrenstechnikDenkendorfGermany

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-77565-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-77563-5
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