AN ASSESSMENT of CARBON and FLUOROCARBON IMPLANTS AS SOFT-TISSUE SPACE FILLERS in RATS
Marques, Américo [UNIFESP]
Brenda, Elizabeth [UNIFESP]
Saldiva, Paulo Hilário N
Andrews, Jorge M. [UNIFESP]
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The physical properties of carbon and fluorocarbon implants and surrounding tissue were assessed and compared over 1 year in rats. the inflammatory and reparative phases were separated and physical properties were tested both before and after incorporation by surrounding tissue. Although both implant materials demonstrated a marked inflammatory response, less peripheral fibrosis was seen around the carbon implant than the fluorocarbon implant; the carbon implant was also more homogeneously penetrated by host tissues. the physical tests showed fluorocarbon to be a more rigid substance than carbon with carbon more closely resembling the characteristics of rat soft tissue.
CitationCurrent Therapeutic Research-clinical and Experimental. New York: Excerpta Medica Inc, v. 55, n. 1, p. 51-66, 1994.
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