Advanced Materials

Biomaterials highlights V. Percutaneous amputation stump extensions


  • Prof. Günther Heimke

    1. Department of Bioengineering, School of Engineering, Clemson University, 301 Rhodes Engineering Research Center Clemson, S.C. 29634-0905 (USA)
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  • For part IV see Adv. Mater. 2 (1990) 45.


Biomaterials highlights V. The joining of the stump of an amputated limb to the man-made extension presents a number of medical, mechanical and materials problems not least of which is how the extension should penetrate the skin without causing infection.