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Development of a novel anisotropic self-inflating tissue expander: in vivo submucoperiosteal performance in the porcine hard palate.

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BACKGROUND: The advent of self-inflating hydrogel tissue expanders heralded a significant advance in the reconstructive potential of this technique. Their use, however, is limited by their uncontrolled isotropic (i.e., uniform in all directions) expansion. METHODS: Anisotropy (i.e., directional dependence) was achieved by annealing a hydrogel copolymer of poly(methyl methacrylate-co-vinyl pyrrolidone) under a compressive load for a specified time period. The expansion ratio is dictated by the...

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Bucknall, DG More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Materials
Pigott, DW More by this author
Goodacre, TE More by this author
Journal:
Plastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume:
129
Issue:
1
Pages:
79-88
Publication date:
2012-01-05
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EISSN:
1529-4242
ISSN:
0032-1052
URN:
uuid:24f33ef6-25d3-440b-9dba-1bb9346a2c21
Source identifiers:
221374
Local pid:
pubs:221374

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