IMPLANT INFORMATION about Soft Tissue Implants

What … for? (Indications)

Soft tissue implants serve to reconstruct surgically or traumatically created tissue voids, to restore bulk to aging tissues and to augment tissue for cosmetic enhancement.
(contour implants like breast implants and dental soft tissue replacement are not dealt in this chapter)

Numbers n/a
Healing times have great variations dependend on the size of the defect and the used technique. The effect may not be stable in the long run.
Risks (Contraindications)short term:Inflammation, repulsion, injury of neighbouring structures, foreign body reactions, allergic reactions, rejection
long term:Dislocation, chronic inflammation, chronic pain, systemic influence, foreign body reactions, nodularity,
Failuresn/a, too many varieties
Materials available
Artificial, syntheticSolid silicone particles suspended in a polyvinylpyrrolidone (CHNO) carrier
Microspheres of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)
Suspension of Calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) in Glycerin and Saline
Poly-L-lactid acid
Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (e-PFTE)
BiologicCollagen fibrils (human)
Collagen fibrils (bovine)
Collagen fibrils (porcine)
Hyaluronic acid gel
Animal-derived HA with vinyl sulfone
Plasma, porcine-derived gelatin and e-aminocaproic acid
Homologous materialsHomologous collagen dispersion
Acellular dermal graft
Autologous materialsCultured autologous fibroblasts
LiteratureProblemsn/a, single case reports
Register of patients(links)n/a
Medical Societiesdealing with this subject are here. 
You may also find some in the General Medical Society sector.
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