Bioabsorbable polymers used in knee arthroscopy, part 1: Basic science and application

Journal Article (Review;Journal)

The use of bioabsorbable materials in orthopedics has increased in the past fifteen years, with technological advances using newer polymers for better fixation. Basic science and clinical research have shown the capacity of bioabsorbable materials to be safely and effectively used in many aspects of sports medicine, including meniscal repair and ligament reconstruction. This review intends to highlight the basic science and application of bioabsorbable materials, including biochemical properties, degradation, and fixation capacity. © 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Siparsky, PN; Gramenz, P; Gall, K; D'Ambrosia, R; Bartz, RL

Published Date

  • September 1, 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 193 - 198

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1538-1935

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1536-0636

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.btk.0000221928.66783.28

Citation Source

  • Scopus