Skin Interfacing Techniques

  • C. Wm. Hall
  • J. J. Ghidoni
Part of the Polymer Science and Technology book series (POLS, volume 8)


The use of cables, lead wires and conduits to transmit signals and power from implanted devices to externally located devices requires penetration of and interfacing with the integument. Likewise the development of a bioadherent dressing for burn wound cover or development of a permanently placed artificial limb, requires interfacing of a foreign material with viable skin. In order to better understand the problem, a brief review of some of the important functions of the skin and its method of wound healing is in order.


Sinus Tract Lead Wire Artificial Limb Viable Skin Insensible Water Loss 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Wm. Hall
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. J. Ghidoni
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Southwest Research InstituteSan AntonioUSA
  2. 2.Medical School at San Antonio, Pathology DepartmentThe University of TexasSan AntonioUSA

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