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Publisher:  Springer
Edition:  2002
Published:  July 31, 2002
Binding:  Hardcover
Pages:  265
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As biomaterials are used in medical devices, meeting needs in such diverse surgical disciplines as ophthalmology, cardiology, neuromuscular surgery, orthopaedics, dentistry, etc., they must have intimate contact with patient's tissue or body fluids, providing a real physical interface which seriously restricts developments.

This book is written for those who would like to advance their knowledge of biomaterials. The subject matter of the book is divided into twelve chapters dealing with the structure and relationship of biological and man-made biomaterials. The application of these materials for various medical devices, and recent developments in tissue engineering, are also discussed.

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4.0 out of 5 stars.  wide range of materials, February 21, 2008
By W Boudville (Terra, Sol 3)
Bhat gives a comprehensive description of the different types of materials that are surgically inserted into the body. Starting with the basics; namely the biological tolerance of the body to various implanted metals. These metals might form part or most of prostheses. Then there are numerous ceramics. Most important of which could be alumina, which can be inert even after years [decades] inside the body. It is highly corrosion and wear resistant, and strong. Hence its use in hip implants, as a load bearing structure.

The book also devotes extensive space to polymers, both synthetic and biopolymers. Another class of "natural" implants are tissue grafts. Here, issues of rejection by the immune system figure prominently.

Readers who need implants might consult this book as good background. As a broad second opinion on what their surgeons propose.

There is no discussion of nanostructure materials. These still lie in the future.

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