Porous scaffolds fabricated from biodegradable polymers have been widely used and play a vital role in tissue engineering and in situ tissue reconstruction. This study presents a novel fabrication technique involving injection molding and conventional particulate leaching (IM/PL) to obtain the L-shaped nasal scaffold for rhinoplasty. The results indicate that the porous nasal scaffold made by the IM/PL method shows the acceptable biocompatibility and degradation. The nasal scaffold may degrade well after surgery and the cartilage tissue may grow well in it. This IM/PL technique may replace the traditional artificial silicone filler and reduce the surgery cost.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Polymers and Plastics
- Materials Chemistry
Teng, P. T., Chern, M. J., Shen, Y. K., & Chiang, Y. C. (2013). Development of novel porous nasal scaffold using injection molding. Polymer Engineering and Science, 53(4), 762-769. https://doi.org/10.1002/pen.23317