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dc.contributor.advisorKane, Robert R.
dc.contributor.authorDean, Drew W.
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University. Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry.en
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-01T18:31:34Z
dc.date.available2009-04-01T18:31:34Z
dc.date.copyright2008-12
dc.date.issued2009-04-01T18:31:34Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/5291
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 63-64).en
dc.description.abstractThe goal of the primary project was to explore further means of meniscal repair through application of the immobilization techniques previously developed by our research group. The menisci are susceptible to tears due to age degeneration and mechanical failure under strain of compound forces. Our focus centered primarily on the "bucket-handle" type tears which are a shearing of the meniscus along the fibers. Both reductive and oxidative methods were explored using biotin and Avidin for initial cross-linking; and later more direct means including a bis-maleimide PEG agent with reduction, and a few synthesized dihydrazide agents and some commercially acquired compounds (ex. Hydrazine) with oxidation. These direct methods, especially those with the oxidation displayed greater peak stress. In addition the group was able to explore potential sonochemical modification in conjunction with the Seattle company Acoustx. Unfortunately there was no evidence to support that isonification had modified the tissue to facilitate immobilization.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Drew W. Dean.en
dc.format.extentix, 64 p. : ill.en
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en
dc.subjectTissue engineering.en
dc.subjectMeniscus (Anatomy) -- Wounds and injuries -- Treatment.en
dc.subjectOxidation-reduction reaction -- Analysis.en
dc.subjectSonochemistry -- Analysis.en
dc.titleMeniscal tissue bonding and exploration of sonochemical tissue modification.en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.degreeM.S.en
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide access.en
dc.rights.accessrightsAccess changed 5/24/11.
dc.contributor.departmentChemistry and Biochemistry.en


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