CONTENTS:- Overview of biomaterials; Structure and mechanical properties; Metals; Ceramics; Synthetic polymers; Biopolymers; Tissues and Grafts; Soft tissue applications; Cardiovascular system & implants; Biomaterials in opthalmology; Orthopedic implants; Dental Materials.
As biomaterials are used in medical devices, providing needs in such diverse surgical discipines as ophthalmology, cardiology, neuromuscular surgery, orthopedics, destistry etc., they must have intimate contact with patient's tissue or body fluid providing a real physical interface, which restricts developments most seriously. This book is written for those who would like to advance their knowledge of biomaterials. The subject matter of the book is divided into twelve chapters dealing with structure and relationship of biological and man made biomaterials. The application of these materials for various medical devices and recent developments in tissue engineering has also covered.