BREAST PROSTHESIS WITH ACTIVE COVERAGE TO AVOID INFECTIONS
Breast implant removal & secondary surgery because of prosthetic infection
Breast prosthesis with active biocompatible coverage with drug combination release
New approach to avoid complications in reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery
Coating for breast prosthesis to avoid infections
Prevention of Microbial adhesion and biofilm formation
This type of breast implant is mainly concentrated in the field of breast reconstruction in patients with a mastectomy, as the highest rate of infection and complications relates to these types of procedures.
Another potential field would be elective surgery in patients who want breast augmentation using prostheses, in order to reduce possible complications arising from the colonization of the breast prosthesis especially in the field of cosmetic surgery.
Currently there have been identified the most common microorganisms responsible for these infections associated to breast prosthesis in patients.
For the development of the-active drug coverage will be designed different textures in the laboratory with varying degree of texturing, different combinations of antibiotics and / or antimicrobial agents combined with different materials at the prosthetic coverage.
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