Soft Tissue Replacement

Soft tissue implants applications involve engineering principles, the performance of an implanted device inside the host which mainly depends upon both the type of materials used and the fabricated design of the device or implant. The initial selection of material should be based on sound materials engineering practice as well as requirements. The final material Selection judgment on the suitability of a material depends upon in-vivo clinical performance observation of the implant for specific time duration. The requirement of in-vivo observation represents major problems in the selection of appropriate materials for use inside human body, the performance of an implant which may depend on the fabrication design rather than the materials, skill of the surgeons and the prior condition of patients.