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Publication Detail
Surface and mechanical analysis of explanted Poly Implant Prosth├Ęse silicone breast implants.
  • Publication Type:
    Journal article
  • Publication Sub Type:
    Comparative Study
  • Authors:
    Yildirimer L, Seifalian AM, Butler PE
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  • Pagination:
    761, 767
  • Journal:
    Br J Surg
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  • Keywords:
    Adult, Aged, Breast Implants, Female, Humans, Mammaplasty, Middle Aged, Prosthesis Failure, Silicone Gels, Spectroscopy, Fourier Transform Infrared, Stress, Mechanical, Tensile Strength, Viscosity
The recent events surrounding Poly Implant Prosth├Ęse (PIP) breast implants have renewed the debate about the safety profile of silicone implants. The intentional use of industrial-grade instead of certified medical-grade silicone is thought to be responsible for reportedly higher frequencies of implant rupture in vivo. The differences in mechanical and viscoelastic properties between PIP and medical-grade silicone implant shells were investigated. Surface characterization of shells and gels was carried out to determine structural changes occurring after implantation.
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