Rheology pp 635-643 | Cite as

Reinforced Hydrophilic Materials for Surgical Implants

  • C. Migliaresi
  • J. Kolařík
  • M. Štol
  • L. Nicolais


The possibility of using polymeric materials for constructing artificial organs has been object of many scientific publications and patentsl. However, polymers which are suitable for particular applications often display undesidered side effects once implanted in the human body. In fact the specifications which apply to polymeric materials used as substitutes for internal organs are very severe2.


Artificial Organ Cyclical Creep Rubber Elasticity Surgical Implant Silicon Rubber Tube 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Migliaresi
    • 1
  • J. Kolařík
    • 2
  • M. Štol
    • 2
  • L. Nicolais
    • 1
  1. 1.University of NaplesItaly
  2. 2.Academy of SciencesPragueCzechoslovakia

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