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.
|Title of host publication||Transactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
|Event||Transactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress - Sydney, Australia|
Duration: 17 May 2004 → 21 May 2004
|Conference||Transactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress|
|Period||17/05/04 → 21/05/04|