Soft tissue response to silicones

S. E. Gabriel

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Abstract

Although the term ’silicone’ refers to a group of organic silicone compounds, the one most commonly used in medicine is composed of a polymer known as dimethypolysiloxane (DMPS). In silicone gel the polymer is cross-linked; the more cross-linking, the more solid is the gel. Liquid silicone consists of glucose-linked DMPS polymer chains. Silicones first became commercially available in 1943, with the first subdermal implantation of silicone occurring in the late 1940s [1-3]. Silicones have since been developed for a wide variety of medical applications, most notably in joint and breast prostheses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Biomaterial Properties, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages631-644
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781493933051
ISBN (Print)9781493933037
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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    Gabriel, S. E. (2016). Soft tissue response to silicones. In Handbook of Biomaterial Properties, Second Edition (pp. 631-644). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-3305-1_34