Fixation of PGA/PLLA

From:"Bobst, John"


Urgent! I need advice on what I can use for fixation of a cervical plate made of polyglycolic acid and polylactic acid and the vertebral body.  I am looking at tissue response to the plate.  Normally, I use 10% buffered formalin to fix tissue before alcohol dehydration and plastic embedding for undecalcified blocks. However, I have been told that formalin could react unfavorably with PGA or PLLA.




John A. Bobst


University of Iowa

Bone Healing Research Laboratory

Iowa City, Iowa



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