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Augmentation/Reconstruction Implants, Muscle

Definition : Implants designed for augmentation and/or reconstruction of the muscles. These implants are usually inserted during plastic and/or reconstructive surgery; they are typically precontoured sections of synthetic (typically silicone) or, less frequently, biologic (i.e., autograft, allograft, xenograft) materials that reproduce the desired external shape of the muscle or anatomic part. Muscle augmentation implants are intended to improve the physical appearance or to correct abnormalities that are congenital or the result of illness or trauma. Dedicated muscle augmentation/reconstruction implants are available for the calf, pectoralis, biceps/triceps, and gluteus (buttocks).

Entry Terms : "Prostheses, Muscle"

UMDC code : 23871

   

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