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- Wildemann, Justin D., et al. Show all 8 Authors
- Biomaterials 2014 v.35 no.30 pp. 8585-8595
- animal models; coatings; collagen; extracellular matrix; fibrosis; hernia; hydrogels; inflammation; macrophages; muscles; polypropylenes; strength (mechanics); surface area; synthetic products
- ... Polypropylene has been used as a surgical mesh material for several decades. This non-degradable synthetic polymer provides mechanical strength, a predictable host response, and its use has resulted in reduced recurrence rates for ventral hernia and pelvic organ prolapse. However, polypropylene and similar synthetic materials are associated with a chronic local tissue inflammatory response and den ...
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