Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 22, 2017 ~ What the heck is polypropylene? Its the polymer plastic that makes up many medical devices, including permanently implanted ones.
Polypropylene is also known as PP.
If you want to know more, use the Search Bar on Mesh Medical Device News Desk and put in polypropylene.
Or you can use this handy guide created by a polymer scientist, Paul Martin.
All you ever wanted to know about polypropylene
Polypropylene, also known as PP, is a plastic derived from the petroleum industry.
No doubt you stay up nights wondering about it, so Omnexus has written an Advanced Guide for A to Z Information on PP and its many applications including for a permanent implant in your body that can never be removed.
The author, Paul Martin, reached out to the MND editor to thanks us all for our contributions to his knowledge about PP (here).
He is asking for any more information people may have about the polymer. Perhaps about its biocompatibility or lack of? Just a suggestion.
Read more about PP and foreign body response and synthetic PP mesh implant complications here.