ADDENDUM

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Here is the list of examples, by no means exhausting, for clinical uses of ‘Live bio-degradable surgical prostheses and other tools’ by different surgical specialties for various surgical procedures. In the following table you will find numbers 1 - 5 after the name of surgical procedure, which are related to 5 above-described groups of bio-degradable bio-polymers in this text:

‘1’ means ‘films’,

‘2‘ ‘structured prostheses’,

‘3’ ‘adhesive tapes’ and ‘sutures’,

‘4’ ‘glues’, and

‘5’ ‘foam hydrogel’.


GENERAL SURGERY

- prevention of local recurrence after oncological resections 3, 4

- treatment of ulcus cruris and other necrotic soft tissue defects 5

- treatment of non-healing wounds 1, 5

- treatment of post-irradiation defects of soft tissues 1, 5


THORACIC SURGERY

- sealing of lung parenchyma post partial resections 3, 4

- sealing of pleural surface to prevent adhesions 3, 4

- sealing of bronchus after lung resection 3, 4


CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY

- sealing of vascular anastomosis 3, 4

- vascular prostheses 2, 4


ABDOMINAL SURGERY

- repair of extensive hernias 3, 4

- intestinal anastomosis 3, 4

- sealing of appendix stump 3, 4

- esophageal anastomosis 3, 4

- mucosal hemostasis in esophageal and gastric surgery 1, 4

- sealing of liver resection margins 3, 4

- endoscopic surgery of esophagus, stomach and duodenum 1, 4

- endoscopic hemostasis of esophageal, gastric or duodenal bleeding 1, 4, 5

- endoscopic treatment of acute esophageal burns 1

- endoscopic treatment of chronic proctitis and colitis 5

- anal sphincter reconstruction 5


UROLOGICAL SURGERY

- sealing of kidney resection margins 3, 4

- kidney transplantation 3, 4

- bladder sphincter reconstruction 5


GYNECOLOGICAL SURGERY

- myomectomy 3, 4

- uterine cervicoplasty 1, 4

- sealing of uterine wall post C-section 3, 4


ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

- filling of bone cavities after bone excision 2

- replacement of bone auto-transplants in general 2

- fixation of bone grafts 2, (4)

- fixation of metallic prostheses 2, (4)

- cervical spine fusions 2

- lumbar vertebral fusions 2

- distal femoral or high tibial osteotomies 2

- humeral or radius/ulna osteotomies for congenital defects 2

- complex fractures of long bones 2 (with the exception of femoral neck)

- acetabular insufficiency 2, (4)

- surgery of Perthes disease 2

- surgery of chronic osteomyelitis 2, (1)

- foot arthrodesis 2, 4

- tendon sheath reconstruction 1, 3, 4

- surgery of pseudo-arthrosis 2, 4


NEUROSURGERY

- cranioplasties 2, (4)

- repair of depressed skull fractures 1, 4

- replacement of vertebral bodies and discs 2, (4)

- peripheral nerve suture 3, 4

- peripheral motor nerve auto-grafting 3, 4, 5


HEAD & NECK SURGERY

- reconstruction of larynx 2

- reconstruction of external auditory canal 2

- reconstruction of nasal synaechia post surgery 1, 3, 4

- reconstruction of floor of mouth post cancer resections 2, 3, 4


OPHTHALMOLOGICAL SURGERY

- corneal transplantation 1

- reconstruction of conjunctiva 1


MAXILLO-FACIAL SURGERY

- maxillary and zygomatic reconstruction 2, (4), (5)

- mandibular reconstruction 2, (4), (5)

- fracture of edentulous mandible 2

- fracture of facial bones 2, (4), (5)

- reconstruction of old naso-ethomoidal fracture 2, 4

- correction of fracture of frontal sinus


ORAL SURGERY

- dental extractions 2, (1)

- handling of delayed bleeding post dental extractions 1, 4

- infected socket post dental extractions 1, 4

- tumor excision 1, 3, 4


PLASTIC SURGERY

- correction of hemi-facial atrophy 2, 3, 5

- palate reconstruction 2, 3, 4

- reconstruction of tarsal plate of eyelid 2, 3, 5

- reconstruction of temporo-mandibular joint 2, 3, 5

- auricular reconstruction 2, 3, 4

- capsular contracture after breast augmentation 3, 4

- witch’s chin after chin augmentation 3, 4

- capsular contracture after cheek augmentation 3, 4

- capsular contracture after calf implants 3, 4

- soft tissue filler 5


TRAUMATOLOGY AND MILITARY SURGERY

- prophylaxis of wound infections before or during transportation 1, 3