Shape-memory Polymers for Orthopaedic Soft-Tissue Repair

Conference Paper

Shape-memory polymers (SMPs) and their medical devices offer improved performance for soft-tissue fixation because of their ability to expand in vivo. Here, we describe the basics of the SMP cycle and the fundamental biomechanics of SMP soft-tissue fixation devices, in particular their effect on graft relaxation after device insertion. A surgical technique for posterior lateral corner reconstruction of the knee is presented that uses several SMP devices to simplify the procedure.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Smith, KE; Garcia, M; Dupont, KM; Higgs, GB; Gall, K; Safranski, DL

Published Date

  • January 1, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 141 - 148

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2333-0600

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0885-9698

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/BTO.0000000000000247

Citation Source

  • Scopus