International Journal of Biomaterials / 2017 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Effect of Injection Molding Melt Temperatures on PLGA Craniofacial Plate Properties during In Vitro Degradation

Table 2

Mechanical properties of injection molded PLGA 85/15 plates (mean ± standard deviation, = 3): flexural stiffness, ; flexural strength, ; and maximum flexural strain, .

(GPa) (MPa) (%)

PLGA_lowT0 days2.2 ± 0.141.4 ± 11.82.6 ± 0.8
15 days2.1 ± 0.254.6 ± 3.93.5 ± 0.5
30 days1.5 ± 0.112.5 ± 7.71.3 ± 0.7
60 days1.2 ± 0.119.05 ± 0.82.8 ± 0.4

PLGA_highT0 days1.9 ± 0.130.1 ± 3.12.3 ± 0.2
15 days2.1 ± 0.0742.3 ± 7.22.9 ± 0.6
30 days1.9 ± 0.324.5 ± 15.31.8 ± 0.7
60 days0.5 ± 0.14.1 ± 0.81.0 ± 0.1

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