|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Advanced Materials in Dental and Orthopedic Applications
||Overview of Degradation Phenomena in Dentistry and Orthopedics
||Luis Augusto Rocha, Fernando Gabriel Oliveira, Sofia Alves Oliveira, Maria Joao Runa, Mathew T Mathew, Tolou Shokhufar, Ana Rosa Ribeiro
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Luis Augusto Rocha
The in vivo degradation phenomena in dentistry and orthopedics have a strong clinical impact, affecting the quality of life of patients. In fact, degradation can significantly affect the structural integrity of an implanted device leading to lack of functionality. Furthermore, degradation products interact with the biological entities (proteins, cells, organs, etc), locally and/or systemically, with still largely unknown impact in the general health of patients. Ultimately, this cascade of events may lead to the failure of the device, implying the need of a revision surgery.
In this talk an overview of the present knowledge on the degradation phenomena in implanted biomedical systems will be presented. Particular emphasis will be given to the interaction of degradation products with cells and proteins. Strategies followed in last years to minimize degradation of biomedical implants will be referred.
||Planned: A print-only volume