Biology of prosthetics

Bruce Ramshaw, Sheila Grant

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Abstract

The search for a material to be used to strengthen a hernia repair was initiated in the late 1800s. Marcy experimented with a variety of animal tendons including whale, ox, and deer. In 1887, he used kangaroo tendon as suture material; however, there were problems identified with marked tissue reaction. In the early 1900s a variety of metallic materials such as silver, tantalum, and stainless steel were tried without lasting success. In 1935, with the discovery of synthetic plastics by Carothers, the foundation for the modern materials used for hernia mesh was laid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationManagement of Abdominal Hernias
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Pages151-158
Number of pages8
Volume9781848828773
ISBN (Electronic)9781848828773
ISBN (Print)1848828764, 9781848828766
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Tendons
Whales
Tantalum
Macropodidae
Deer
Herniorrhaphy
Stainless Steel
Hernia
Silver
Sutures
Plastics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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Ramshaw, B., & Grant, S. (2013). Biology of prosthetics. In Management of Abdominal Hernias (Vol. 9781848828773, pp. 151-158). Springer-Verlag London Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84882-877-3_8

Biology of prosthetics. / Ramshaw, Bruce; Grant, Sheila.

Management of Abdominal Hernias. Vol. 9781848828773 Springer-Verlag London Ltd, 2013. p. 151-158.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Ramshaw, B & Grant, S 2013, Biology of prosthetics. in Management of Abdominal Hernias. vol. 9781848828773, Springer-Verlag London Ltd, pp. 151-158. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84882-877-3_8
Ramshaw B, Grant S. Biology of prosthetics. In Management of Abdominal Hernias. Vol. 9781848828773. Springer-Verlag London Ltd. 2013. p. 151-158 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84882-877-3_8
Ramshaw, Bruce ; Grant, Sheila. / Biology of prosthetics. Management of Abdominal Hernias. Vol. 9781848828773 Springer-Verlag London Ltd, 2013. pp. 151-158
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