One goal for the development of novel mesh implants is the adaption of the implant’s mechanical properties to the physiological properties of the native tissue. Following this approach there is a multitude of interesting applications where implant structures with a defined elastic behaviour are required. Textile structures made out of elastic filaments can fulfil these requirements. In this study, we investigated the melt spinning process for medical grade poly(carbonat)urethanes (PCU) aiming at fibres with an appropriate elasticity for the usage in elastic mesh implants. Filaments with good elastic properties and high recovery rates could be produced out of PCU with shore 93A.
The study was supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research – BMBF, Berlin, Germany (Grant number: 360665). The authors carry the responsibility for the content of this publication.
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