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Polycaproamide degradation in rabbits and in several model media

Authors
Journal
Biomaterials
0142-9612
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
1
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0142-9612(80)90020-4
Disciplines
  • Biology

Abstract

Abstract The nets of potycaproamide removed from rabbits after implantation for times up to 400 days showed a significant change in mass and in molecular weight. The degradation of polycaproamide filaments takes place both on the surface (change of mass) and in the bulk of the polymer implant (change in the molecular weight). The role of phosphates and the enzymes in the polymer degradation are discussed.

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