Biodegradable Polymer Membranes Applied in Guided Bone/Tissue Regeneration: A Review
AbstractPolymer membranes have been widely used in guided tissue regeneration (GTR) and guided bone regeneration (GBR). In this review, various commercially available membranes are described. Much attention is paid to the recent development of biodegradable polymers applied in GTR and GBR, and the important issues of biodegradable polymeric membranes, including their classification, latest experimental research and clinical applications, as well as their main challenges are addressed. Herein, natural polymers, synthetic polymers and their blends are all introduced. Pure polymer membranes are biodegradable and biocompatible, but they lack special properties such as antibacterial properties, osteoconductivity, and thus polymer membranes loaded with functional materials such as antibacterial agents and growth factors show many more advantages and have also been introduced in this review. Despite there still being complaints about polymer membranes, such as their low mechanical properties, uncontrollable degradation speed and some other drawbacks, these problems will undoubtedly be conquered and biodegradable polymers will have more applications in GTR and GBR. View Full-Text
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Wang, J.; Wang, L.; Zhou, Z.; Lai, H.; Xu, P.; Liao, L.; Wei, J. Biodegradable Polymer Membranes Applied in Guided Bone/Tissue Regeneration: A Review. Polymers 2016, 8, 115.
Wang J, Wang L, Zhou Z, Lai H, Xu P, Liao L, Wei J. Biodegradable Polymer Membranes Applied in Guided Bone/Tissue Regeneration: A Review. Polymers. 2016; 8(4):115.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wang, Jiaolong; Wang, Lina; Zhou, Ziyu; Lai, Hanjian; Xu, Pan; Liao, Lan; Wei, Junchao. 2016. "Biodegradable Polymer Membranes Applied in Guided Bone/Tissue Regeneration: A Review." Polymers 8, no. 4: 115.
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