Effect of implantation time on filament properties of vascular prosthesis

F. Dieval, I. Zbali, D. Mathieu, Nabil Chakfe, B. Durand

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A study was performed to investigate the mechanism of degradation of textile filaments within the human body. The experiments included axial traction of filaments and the dynamical mechanical analysis (DMA) and were completed with differential scanning calorimetry and x-ray diffraction. It was observed that there are zones of weakness involving a more or less fast rupture. The results show that the spent time in the human body influences the crystallinity part of filaments, but other modifications like certain mechanical properties do not depend directly on the stay in the biological environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Number of pages1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
EventTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress - Sydney, Australia
Duration: May 17 2004May 21 2004


OtherTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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