(April 18th) In this video lecture, Prof. Lisa Pruitt lectures on Soft Tissue Reconstruction.
Topics: Anatomy, vision correction, corneal implants, anatomy of the eye, structure of the cornea, corneal disorders, keratoconus, clinical treatment, device mechanisms, corneal replacement, mechanical requirements, mechanical behavior, biomaterials for corneal reconstruction, mechanical properties pf pHEMA, Poly HEMA Devices, Keratoplasty, Improving biocompatibility, Facial Implants, Rhinoplasty, European procedure, functional requirements, mechanical requirements, Failure modes, silicone rubber, Expanded poly-tetra-fluor-ethylene, Porus High Density Polyethylene, facial augmentation trends
This course of UC Berkeley - Bio Engineering/ME C117: Structural Aspects of Biomaterials - provides an overview of medical devices, FDA regulatory issues, biocompatibility and sterilization technology. It examines biomechanical properties: isotropy/anisotropy, stiffness, bending stresses, contact stresses, multiaxial loading, plasticity, fatigue, fracture, wear, corrosion, design issues. Also covered: Orthopedics, Dental, Cardiovascular, and Soft Tissue Reconstruction.Professor Pruitt's current research is focused on fatigue and fracture micromechanisms, cyclic damage zones, and evolution of structure due to cyclic loading and environment in advanced polymers and biomaterials.