Lecture1-Intro-to-Biomaterials-Sen Gupta- Aug 29

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Introduction to Biomaterials EBME 306 Anirban Sen Gupta, Ph.D. Email: axs262@case.edu phone: 368-4564 Office: Room 519, Wickenden Building
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Biomaterials: Definition § A synthetic material used to replace part of a living system or to function in intimate contact with living tissue ( ) § A systematically and pharmacologically inert substance designed for implantation within or incorporation with living systems ( Clemson University Advisory Board for Biomaterials ) § Materials that constitute parts of medical implants, extracorporeal devices, and disposables that have been utilized in medicine, surgery, dentistry, and veterinary medicine as well as in every aspect of patient health care ( Dee et al .) § Any substance (other than a drug) or combination of substances, synthetic or natural in origin, which can be used for any period of time, as a whole or as a part of a system which treats, augments, or replaces any tissue, organ, or function of the body ( NIH )
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Design Considerations in Biomaterials
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Hip Joint Prosthesis § UHMWPE: Ultra high molecular weight polyethylene § Design property: articulation, friction reduction, wear and tear resistance, load-bearing Titanium alloy stem Hydroxyapatite coating to encourage bone bonding Titanium alloy femoral head
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