Advantages And Disadvantages Of Biomaterials

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Williams (2014) explains that while implantable devices can have very good performances, they will only ever be limited to being replacements for organs that perform mechanical or physical functions as they are unable to perform biological functions. Furthermore, even in situations where their performance is fairly good, this performance will never actually be 100% effective because variables like biocompatibility, clinical skill and patient compliance cause the outcomes of using these implants to be inconsistent and unpredictable. Because of the implicit limitations of using synthetic tissues and organs for the long-term replacement of organs, biomaterials scientists are looking to use natural tissues, instead. As transplanted tissues would be living, natural structures, they would be a more natural fit for the body; therefore, becoming more ideal for the long-term replacement of organs. The current disadvantages of this method are the…show more content…
Without them, our healthcare would probably be nowhere near as advanced as it is today. However, even with how advanced biomaterials science currently is, scientists still continue their research on even more natural and sustainable biomaterials in order to improve biocompatibility as well as reduce the strain on the Earth’s resources. Although the study aims to explore the different kinds of biomaterials and their uses, some parts of the discussion that displayed a marked lack of discussion and expertise include (1) the causes of the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of biomaterials; and (2) the various biomedical applications of biomaterials. Both topics are extremely exhaustive and technical, and the researcher does not have the aptitude needed to completely understand the technical details on these topics. As such, future studies may attempt to provide a more detailed discussion on the

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