Human Biomaterials Applications

  • Donald L. Wise
  • Debra J. Trantolo
  • David E. Altobelli
  • Michael J. Yaszemski
  • Joseph D. Gresser

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Biomaterials and Biocompatibility Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Luigi Ambrosio, Gianfranco Peluso, Patricia A. Davis
      Pages 3-17
    3. Yuehuei H. An, Richard J. Friedman, Robert A. Draughn, Edwin A. Smith, Joseph F. John
      Pages 19-57
  3. Case Studies of Orthopedic Biomaterials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Kunio Takaoka, Hideki Yoshikawa, Shimpei Miyamoto, Jun Hashimoto, Masashi Matsui, Keiro Ono
      Pages 91-98
    3. Joseph D. Gresser, Debra J. Trantolo, Donald L. Wise, David E. Altobelli, Michael J. Yaszemski, Gary E. Wnek
      Pages 99-113
    4. Michael A. Pappas, Christopher C. Schmidt, Arun S. Shanbhag, Theresa A. Whiteside, Harry E. Rubash, James H. Herndon
      Pages 115-135
    5. Kjeld Søballe, Richard J. Friedman
      Pages 137-167
    6. Joseph D. Gresser, Debra J. Trantolo, Hisanori Nagaoka, Donald L. Wise, David E. Altobelli, Michael J. Yaszemski et al.
      Pages 169-185
    7. Donald L. Wise, Debra J. Trantolo, Hisanori Nagaoka, Joseph D. Gresser, David E. Altobelli, Michael J. Yaszemski et al.
      Pages 187-201
  4. Biomedical Applications of Biomaterials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Yukihiko Nosé, Yukio Ohashi, Kimitaka Tasai, Michael E. DeBakey
      Pages 205-214
    3. Allan G. A. Coombes, Christopher D. Greenwood, John J. Shorter
      Pages 215-255
    4. Martin R. Back, Rodney A. White
      Pages 257-299
    5. Giovanni G. Giordano, Miguel E. Refojo
      Pages 301-317
    6. Otute Akiti, A. Ganiyu Jimoh, Donald L. Wise, Gilda A. Barabino, Debra J. Trantolo, Joseph D. Gresser
      Pages 319-343
  5. Functional Biomaterials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 345-345
    2. Steven T. Boyce
      Pages 347-377

About this book


Nineteen cutting-edge articles by leading practitioners review critical issues concerning biocompatible materials-polymers, metals, and other materials-used in or on the human body. Topics range from biopolymers used in controlled release drug delivery systems and synthetic burn-wound dressings to specific orthopedic devices. Each application-oriented article integrates basic science, engineering and medical experience with discussions of quality control. The contributors offer a wealth of valuable data and experience to materials scientists, research engineers, and academic physicians and surgeons. Their many examples provide rich insights into our experience today with a broad spectrum of modern biomaterials applications.


Surgery biomaterial biopolymers drug delivery polymer tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Donald L. Wise
    • 1
  • Debra J. Trantolo
    • 2
  • David E. Altobelli
    • 3
  • Michael J. Yaszemski
    • 4
  • Joseph D. Gresser
    • 2
  1. 1.Northeastern UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2.Cambridge Scientific, Inc.BelmontUSA
  3. 3.Harvard School of Dental MedicineBostonUSA
  4. 4.USAF Medical CenterLackland AFBUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 1996
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-61737-012-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-2487-5
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