Manufacturing technology and characteristics of nerve conduits made of poly(lactic acid) braids

Ching Wen Lou, Jin Jia Hu, Yueh Sheng Chen, Chao Tsang Lu, Chih Hung He, Jia Horng Lin

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Abstract

The nerve system has the upmost role in coordinating the actions of an animal. It is, therefore, important to repair the damaged nerve to restore its functions. In this study, we braided poly(lactic acid) ply yarn into a tubular structure using a 16-spindle braiding machine, aiming at making a nerve conduit. The results showed that the poly(lactic acid) braid obtains the maximum tensile stress when the ratio of take-up gear and braid gear is 60/50. The extensibility of the produced braid makes it a suitable conduit for nerve regeneration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplications of Engineering Materials
Pages2701-2704
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Aug 12
Event2011 International Conference on Advanced Engineering Materials and Technology, AEMT 2011 - Sanya, China
Duration: 2011 Jul 292011 Jul 31

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume287-290
ISSN (Print)1022-6680

Other

Other2011 International Conference on Advanced Engineering Materials and Technology, AEMT 2011
CountryChina
CitySanya
Period11-07-2911-07-31

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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