Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica ›› 2018, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (2): 289-293.doi: 10.3881/j.issn.1000-503X.2018.02.022

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Applications of Chest Wall Reconstructive Materials

DU Rongxu, YU Nanze, LONG Xiao, HUANG Jiuzuo, WANG Chenyu, WANG Xiaojun()   

  1. Department of Plastic Surgery,PUMC Hospital,PUMC and CAMS,Beijing 100730,China
  • Received:2017-04-12 Online:2018-04-28 Published:2018-05-03


Chest wall reconstruction is a key approach to restoring the structure and function of the defective chest wall after tumor excision. While autologous flaps have been ideal materials for soft tissue reconstruction,the optimal skeletal reconstructive material still remains controversial. Currently,besides autologous bones,non-biodegradable materials have been used widely,which offer sufficient strength and stability but with some inevitable complications. Many studies have explored the clinical applications of biodegradable materials and the improvements in their characteristics,and some of these materials may be clinically feasible. This article reviews the recent advances in the applications of reconstructive materials.

Key words: chest wall reconstruction, autologous graft, synthetic materials, titanium, biodegradable materials

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