Welcome to Biomedical IMPLANTS!
Heart valves, pacemakers, contact lenses, mammary implants and hip prostheses, are among the implantable medical devices best known to the general public for saving lives or, at least, for improving their quality of life. However, how these devices work, and their risks and benefits, are generally unknown. Biomedical Implants contains information about prostheses, implants, as well as about the biomaterials they are made of. The main objective consists in improving the public knowledge about the present and new technologies and their consequences.