Posterior Cervical Fusion The PCF technique joins the bones in the back of the cervical spine together.
Posterior Cruciate Ligament
poly-DL–lactide acid Polylactide (Poly(lactic acid), PLA) is polymer obtained by the ring-opening polymerization of lactide (cyclic dimer of lactic acid)
porcine endogenous retroviruses
Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (in spine)
poly-l–lactide acid Polylactide (Poly(lactic acid), PLA) is a polymer obtained by the ring-opening polymerization of lactide (cyclic dimer of lactic
see: Poly(methyl methacrylate)
also: PMMA, brand names: Plexiglass, Acrylite, Lucite, Perspex and many others. Chemistry: Poly(methyl 2-methylpropenoate). It is often technically classified as
Polyethylene or polythene (abbreviated PE; IUPAC name polyethene or poly(ethylene)) is the most common plastic. Many kinds of polyethylene are
The most common thermoplastic polymer. Other names: Dacron (a Dupont Brand), Terylene (Britain), Lavsan (Russia). Abbreviations: PET, PETE, PETP, PET-P.
A family of themoplastic polymers, like the reaction of a diphenol and bis(4-chlorophenyl)sulfone, forming a polyether by elimination of sodium chloride:
also: PFTE Polytetrafluoroethylene is a synthetic fluoropolymer of tetrafluoroethylene. The best known brand name of PTFE-based formulas is Teflon. Chemistry: poly(1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethylene),
also: Polyurethan, PUR, PU chemistry: It is used in pacemakers and implantable defibrillators.
A posterior stabilized knee implant replaces the PCL with a cam and post design of the knee replacement that ensures
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