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Doctor insights on: Types Of Suture Material And Uses

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What kinds of materials are used in place of skull during a cranioplasty? What are the synthetic materials that doctors use in place of bone during a cranioplasty? .

What kinds of materials are used in place of skull during a cranioplasty? What are the synthetic materials that doctors use in place of bone during a cranioplasty?

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Depending : Depending upon the problem being addressed, type and size of defect, and final plans for reconstruction a number of materials may be used ranging from acrylics to titanium mesh. ...Read more

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What are the different types of metals and acrylics used in partial dentures? Any mercury?

What are the different types of metals and acrylics used in partial dentures? Any mercury?

No Mercury: The metal used is usually an alloy based on chromium and cobalt. This is a strong alloy and is usually tolerated quite well. Years ago a gold alloy was used; that may be quite expensive today. The acrylics are quite common and have been used for years. Some partials can also be made with other materials. This science has changed a bit. ...Read more

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What types of implant materials are used during genioplasty?

What types of implant materials are used during genioplasty?

Silicone or other : There are many types of chin implants available, including silicone or other substances. Ask your surgeon and he/she will consult with you, and discuss the type of implant to use in your individual case. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of synthetic absorbable sutures?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of synthetic absorbable sutures?

Synthetic : absorbable sutures will break down without intervention. Thus they don't need to be removed. This can be especially helpful internally - so the body does not need to be opened back up to remove them. Some of the synthetic sutures can be very strong. ...Read more

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What materials are prosthetics made from? What different kinds of materials (plastics, metals, etc?) are used to make prosthetics? .

More than ever: Ceramics, porcelains, metals (precious, semi precious, non precious), composites, acrylics. Others. ...Read more

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What are the health hazards associated with the use of separation techniques like paper chromatography or distillation etc?

What are the health hazards associated with the use of separation techniques like paper chromatography or distillation etc?

Depends: These techniques are typically performed in a laboratory, where proper laboratory safety is exercised according to the requirements of the law and the host institution. Speak to your primary investigator, or the lab safety manager to be sure you are taught proper lab safety. The various chemicals you use each have an msds form, that tell you the health hazards of that reagent. ...Read more

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What are the differences in denture design and materials?

What are the differences in denture design and materials?

Custom made: Every individual's mouth is different, and each denture must be custom made with modern dental materials and techniques. ...Read more

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Is nanotechnolgy used 2 round the edges of the holes which are in artificial mesh used for hernia repair so no problem occur when fibros tissues grow?

Is nanotechnolgy used 2 round the edges of the holes which are in artificial mesh used for hernia repair so no problem occur when fibros tissues grow?

Not yet: The majority of synthetic mesh for hernia repair are knitted in large sheets, then cut to size with a laser. This smooths the edges of the mesh. I am not aware of any special engineering regarding the mesh edge that uses a form of nanotechnology in the current products. ...Read more

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In hernia repair, can the skin of thigh be used instead of artificial mesh?

In hernia repair, can the skin of thigh be used instead of artificial mesh?

Good question.: Many years ago, the fascia from lateral thigh (fascia lata) was used for hernia repairs. But they eventually broke down and got resorbed because it was a free graft without any blood supply. It did not stay long enough, and many cases recurred. So we don't use it any more. ...Read more

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And what particular area of the body are ivp scans shields used for?

And what particular area of the body are ivp scans shields used for?

Radiation protection: Shields used during an ivp are meant to protect body parts which are sensitive to radiation. These include the genitalia and thyroid. ...Read more

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What are the new crowns made out of and what are the characteristics of the material?

What are the new crowns made out of and what are the characteristics of the material?

Types of dental crow: There different types of crowns. Full gold crowns, porcelain fused to metal crowns are crowns are more traditional with a long time history and scientific data behind them there is a newer types are crowns that are called metal free or all ceramic crowns that depending on the position of tooth needing crown (front or back tooth) generally have a better cosmetic outcome ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of the plastic retainer vs. the metal retainer, in terms of comfort, flexibility, and what works better in treatment?

What are the pros and cons of the plastic retainer vs. the metal retainer, in terms of comfort, flexibility, and what works better in treatment?

Durable & Adjustable: An orthodontic retainer made with a metal wire and acrylic is more durable and is adjustable, to a point. The vacuumed formed/3D printed plastic retainer(s) wear out after a few months of use, but are more easily (and less expensive) to replace if lost or if they wear out. Both are comfortable, and both work well if used correctly. Have your orthodontist show you samples of both. ...Read more

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What are the different types of scopes used for testing through the anus?

What are the different types of scopes used for testing through the anus?

3 types: An anoscope is a short clear plastic tube that just goes a few inches into the rectum and lets us look for hemorrhoids and lesions near the anus. A sigmoidoscope is a longer tube that can reach the first part of the colon. An endoscope is used to do a colonoscopy and it can reach the length of the entire colon. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of different treatments for puncture wound of the foot?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of different treatments for puncture wound of the foot?

Depends on injury: Irrigation, foot soaks and antibiotics for lesser/cleaner injury. May need irrigation and debridement for dirtier wound, plus tetanus and antibiotics. Diabetes, vascular dz and other factors may complicate this. ...Read more

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The main components of fissure sealants and their percentages?

The main components of fissure sealants and their percentages?

No easy answer: There are many different sealants, but generally two types: resin and glass-ionomer cement. However, each of these types can have many different formulations. For example, resin dental sealants can be clear, white or green, filled or unfilled, have fluoride. They can be hardened with a light, or over time. Contact manufacturers for specific content and percentages. ...Read more

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Can pig abdomen wall or some other part be used in some way 2 repair hernias instead of artificial mesh which creates so many problems and recurrence?

Can pig abdomen wall or some other part be used in some way 2 repair hernias instead of artificial mesh which creates so many problems and recurrence?

Ask about ADM: Acellular dermal matrixes ("adm") are exactly the biomaterials that you are asking about. There are a number of types, including ones sourced from pigs. And yes, they can be used in hernia repairs. Speak to your local general surgeon about this option. ...Read more

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How good are the various types of non surgical liposuctions?

How good are the various types of non surgical liposuctions?

Not good enough: Liposuction is by far much more effective. It is the permanent removal of fat cells under the skin and gives you the shape you are trying to acheive. The nonivasive radiofequency, freezing, ultrasound, low level laser, and all the rest are temporary and take multiple visits to see the results which are not nearly as fabulous as you would like. It is a preliminary approach prior to liposuction ...Read more

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