- polyglycolide (PGA)
- degradation time is a few months
- patients may develop severe inflammatory reactions and osteolytic bone changes;
- poly-L-lactide (PLA)
- degradation time is a few years
- patients may develop inflammatory reactions from this material, but the reactions are usually delayed due to the slow degradation time
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Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.
Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Monday, October 29, 2012 9:48 am