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Title: Heat-setting effects on physical and mechanical properties of prototyped Biodegradable Stents
Authors: Li, G
Li, Y 
Lan, P
Hu, JY
He, XW
Li, JS
Keywords: Heat setting
Polydioxanone stent
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Textile Bioengineering & Informatics Society Ltd
Source: Textile bioengineering and informatics symposium proceedings, 2014, vols 1 and 2, 2014, p. 145-151 How to cite?
Abstract: This paper describes the investigation of heat-setting effects on physical and mechanical properties of prototyped polydioxanone stents made from weft-knitting technology for the treatment of intestinal stenosis. First, a set of stents was knitted on a small diameter, circular weft knitting machine using polydioxanone biodegradable monofilament. Subsequently, the stent was heat-set in order to restore a tubular shape to the stents. Finally, the mechanical properties of the stents were characterized, and their thermal stability following a heat-setting process was evaluated. The results showed that the stents could withstand higher radial forces than two other commercially available stents. A temperature of 80 degrees C and time of 5 minutes were found to be more appropriate for the heat-setting of the stents respectively. In conclusion, the tubular stent was successfully fabricated and it has great potential for the treatment of gastrointestinal stenosis.
Description: 7th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium (TBIS 2014) / 5th Asian Protective Clothing Conference (APCC 2014), Hong Kong, Peoples R China, 6-8 August 2014
ISSN: 1942-3438
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