The effect of a chitosan coating on the adhesive potential and tensile strength of polypropylene meshes


Altinel Y., Ozturk E., ÖZKAYA G., Akyildiz E. U. , Ulcay Y., Ozguc H.

HERNIA, vol.16, no.6, pp.709-714, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10029-012-0950-1
  • Journal Name: HERNIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.709-714
  • Keywords: Chitosan, Polypropylene, Mesh, Intraabdominal adhesion, INTRAABDOMINAL ADHESIONS, POSTSURGICAL ADHESIONS, HERNIA REPAIR, RAT MODEL, PREVENTION, REDUCTION
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The polypropylene mesh used for the repair of abdominal wall hernia can cause intraabdominal adhesions. In this study, the effect of chitosan coating of the polypropylene meshes on the adhesion and tensile strength of the meshes was investigated.