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Durability and Reliability of Medical Polymers by A Stamboulis, M Jenkins

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The failure of synthetic polymeric medical devices

P.R. Lewis,     The Open University, UK

Abstract:

Several case studies are used to show how failed medical devices are analysed for their failure modes and linked to witness evidence to show how accidents occurred. The analytical tools needed to investigate failures of medical products is reviewed briefly, with microscopy, spectroscopy and thermal analysis among the most important tools available for polymers. Other useful methods include mechanical testing, stress analysis, and gel permeation chromatography for molecular weight. Microscopic techniques include visual inspection, optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy or environmental scanning electron microscopy. Fractures ...

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