All the following are advantages of using biodegradable implants except (AIIMS May 2010)
|A||The polymer under clinical evaluation is polyglycolic acid|
|B||The implant available currently has sufficient tensile strength for long bone fixation|
|C||Usage of biodegradable implants eliminates further surgery to remove the implant|
|D||They offer the advantage of gradual transfer of load to regenerating bone|
The implant available currently has sufficient tensile strength for long bone fixation
a. Biodegradable implants made from absorbable polymers like polyglycolic acid are currently under evaluation and have been used in limited clinical application.
b. Theorotically they offer the advantages of gradual transfer of load to the regenerating bone and eliminates the need for further surgery to remove the implant