However, today's implant
shells are nearly twice as thick as those of the old silicone-gel implant
We can take complex sounds and manipulate them in a multitude of ways to allow the patient to get the optimum benefit from the implant
Practice productivity increases significantly as most implant
cases are several thousand dollars and the restorative that follows is easily over $20,000 in most cases.
As a result, Schroeder said, many of the decisions between cast and forged implant
components are based on the design intricacies of the component.
DBA Collagen Corporation), was testing an implant
which has a silicone shell filled with purified soybean oil (Trilucent implant
I received hundreds of calls from women across the nation who were ready to consign themselves literally to insane asylums," they were so upset when they heard that breast implants
might be linked to serious health problems, she said.
The controversy over breast implants
is used as a case for this shift in the burden of proof of safety and effectiveness.
Research presented to the panel suggested that silicone implants
break no more frequently and cause no more problems than saline-filled implants
, the only alternative now available in the United States.
One of the big challenges for scientists designing antibiotic-loaded implant
materials is to control the drug's release so that it doesn't spurt out all at once.
Furthermore, Dacron ties have been associated with necrosis of the overlying flap, stitch abscess, and granulation tissue, which have caused implant
exposure and external meatal skin erosion.
It is also not known what effect implants
have on lactation, and whether or not there is a difference in the rate of implant
rupture, breast pain, migration of the implant
, or mastitis in women who are pregnant or lactating.
Financially, it's unclear where the bankruptcy leaves implant
Scott Hebl, 25, has been wearing a cochlear implant
for several years.