Biomaterials for Surgical Operation

Authors: Suzuki, Shuko, Ikada, Yoshito

  • Focuses on the absorbable biomaterials which are the main components of these medical devices
  • With numerous illustrations
  • Offers a review of the latest advances made in developing bioabsorbable devices for surgical operations
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Biomaterials for Surgical Operation offers a review of the latest advances made in developing bioabsorbable devices for surgical operations which include surgical adhesives (sealants), barriers for the prevention of tissue adhesion, polymers for fractured bone fixation, growth factors for the promotion of wound healing, and sutures. Over the years, many descriptions of biomaterials have appeared in academic journals and books, but most of them have been devoted to limited clinical areas. This is in marked contrast with this volume which covers a wide range of bioabsorbable devices used in surgery from a practical point of view. The currently applied polymeric devices are critical in surgery, but all involve serious problems due to their poor performance. For instance, fibrin glue, the most widely used surgical sealant, can produce only a weak gel with low adhesive strength to tissues, accentuating the limited effectiveness of current treatment options. Likewise, the currently available barrier membranes cannot fully prevent tissue adhesion at the acceptable level and are, moreover, not easy to handle with endoscopes due to their poor mechanical properties.

Biomaterials for Surgical Operation is aimed at those who are interested in expanding their knowledge of how the problems associated with the currently used devices for surgical operation can be solved. It primarily focuses on the absorbable biomaterials which are the main components of these medical devices.

About the authors

Shuko Suzuki obtained PhD degree in polymer chemistry from Queensland University of Technology, Australia. After JSPS fellowship at Nara Medical University, she joined GUNZE Ltd., Japan, and is currently working as research fellow at Nara Medical University.

Yoshito Ikada has over forty year’s experience as a professor at a number of universities in Japan and China in the field of biomedicine. Currently at Nara Medical University and he is also Emeritus Professor at Kyoto University and Guest Professor at Peking University. He has received the Prize of Japanese Society for Biomaterials and was President of the Japanese Society for Biomaterials for four years. He was also Chairman of National project, “Tissue Engineering” by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. He authored “Tissue Engineering: Fundamentals and Applications” (Academic Press, 2006).

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This is the first book published on bioabsorbable devices for surgical operations. It systematically describes the most common biomaterials used in surgery. … This is a good reference for surgical residents, fellows, and young surgeons. … The book is unique in that it brings together much materials science information found in various places in the medical literature. … this book will serve as a very valuable reference.” (Kent C. Choi, Doody’s Book Reviews, July, 2012)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Suzuki, Shuko (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Biological Events Associated with Surgical Operation

    Suzuki, Shuko (et al.)

    Pages 7-17

  • Bioabsorbable Polymers

    Suzuki, Shuko (et al.)

    Pages 19-38

  • Sealants (Adhesives) to Prevent Bleeding

    Suzuki, Shuko (et al.)

    Pages 39-90

  • Barriers to Prevent Tissue Adhesion

    Suzuki, Shuko (et al.)

    Pages 91-130

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Hardcover $219.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biomaterials for Surgical Operation
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-61779-570-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-61779-570-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-61779-569-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-62703-936-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 214
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