The aim of this review is to clarify the importance of surface modifications induced in biomaterials for hernia-repair application. Starting from the pioneering experiences involving proto-materials as ancient prosthesis, a historical excursus between the biomaterials used in hernioplasty was realized. Subsequently, after the revolutionary discovery of stereoregular polymerization followed by the PP application in the biomedical field performed by the surgeon F. Usher, a comparative study on different hernia-repair meshes available was realized in order to better understand all the outstanding problems and possible future developments. Furthermore, since many unsolved problems on prosthetic devices implantation are linked to phenomena occurring at the interface between the biomaterials surface and the body fluids, the importance of surface science in hernioplasty was highlighted and case studies of new surface-modified generations of prosthesis presented. The results discussed in the following evidence how the surface study are becoming increasingly important for a proper knowledge of issues related to the interaction between the living matter and the artificial prostheses.
Surface science in hernioplasty: The role of plasma treatments / Nisticò, Roberto; Magnacca, Giuliana; Martorana, Selanna.. - In: APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE. - ISSN 0169-4332. - STAMPA. - 419(2017), pp. 860-868. [10.1016/j.apsusc.2017.05.121]
|Titolo:||Surface science in hernioplasty: The role of plasma treatments|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2017.05.121|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|