Free-standing biodegradable poly(lactic acid) nanosheet for sealing operations in surgery

Yosuke Okamura, Koki Kabata, Manabu Kinoshita, Daizoh Saitoh, Shinji Takeoka

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Abstract

(Figure Presented) A free-standing biodegradable nanosheet composed of poly(L-lactic acid) (PLLA) was shown to have excellent sealing efficacy for a gastric incision as a novel wound dressing material that did not require adhesive agents, and the PLLA nanosheet-induced wound repair showed neither scars nor tissue adhesion. This material may, therefore, be an ideal alternative to conventional tissue repairing procedures using suture/ligation in surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4388-4392
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume21
Issue number43
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Nov 20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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