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Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants
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ISSN Druckformat: 1050-6934
ISSN Online: 1940-4379

Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants

DOI: 10.1615/JLongTermEffMedImplants.2019030540
pages 29-35

Human Skin Expansion Using Circular Implants: A Finite Element Study

Vamsi Krishna Dommeti
Department of Mechanical Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Chennai 603203, India
Raja Dhason
Department of Mechanical Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Chennai 603203, India
Shantanu Patil
Department of Translational Medicine and Research, SRM Medical College, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Chennai 603203, India
Sridhar Krishnamurthy
Department of Translational Medicine and Research, SRM Medical College, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Chennai 603203, India
Sandipan Roy
Department of Mechanical Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Chennai 603203, India

ABSTRAKT

The aim of using circular implants is to produce additional skin in healthy parts of the body, so that new skin that is produced may be used to aid in healing injured areas that occur with plastic surgery. This study shows the amount of additional skin that is produced over time from implants, corresponding to the amount of liquid that is inside the implant membrane. The authors perform the study first on implants alone and then we place implants under the skin. Results of the first step are in agreement with previously conducted research. Second-step results are the first of their kind, because to the best of our knowledge, no similar studies have been conducted, either experimentally or numerically. Our study is motivated by wavering and inconsistent results that are obtained during real-time surgical procedures.

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