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Effectiveness of antibacterial copper additives in silicone implants

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Gosau, Martin ; Bürgers, Ralf ; Vollkommer, Tobias ; Holzmann, Thomas ; Prantl, Lukas
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 26 Aug 2016 05:23


Staphylococcus epidermidis plays a major role in capsular contractures of silicone breast implants. This in vitro study evaluates the antibacterial effect of copper on S. epidermidis in silicone implants. Specimens of a silicone material used for breast augmentation (Cu0) and specimens coated with different copper concentrations (Cu1, Cu2) were artificially aged. Surface roughness and surface ...


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