The novel use of resorbable polyglactin mesh for tendon attachment to a metal prosthesis

C. J. Pendegrass*, M. J. Oddy, S. Sundar, S. R. Cannon, A. E. Goodship, G. W. Blunn

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Advances in limb salvage surgery for bone tumours have resulted in the replacement of large bony defects with massive endoprostheses. The attachment of tendons and ligaments to these implants is a challenge because of the difficulty in achieving a functional soft tissue - implant interface. Resorbable biomaterials have been used widely in surgery, including use for augmentation of bone and soft tissue regeneration. In this study we have tested the hypothesis that tendon attachment to a metal implant with resorbable Vicryl® (Polyglactin 910) mesh can be used to achieve biological and mechanical fixation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 17 May 200421 May 2004


ConferenceTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress


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