Medical implants are finding applications in various areas which include cardiovascular, orthopedic, neurological, and dental ailments. While some of them are manufactured using metal, plastic, or ceramic materials, there are other implants made using skin, bone, and other body tissues. Medical implants
market is anticipated to reach USD 147,464 million by 2027, according to reports by Allied Market Research.
Medical implants are most often the devices or tissues which are replaced either inside or on the surface of the body. While most of the implants are prosthetics, which are used to replace the missing part of the body, other implants provide medication, monitor the body functions, and offer support to both the organs as well as tissues.
Medical implants can either be replaced permanently or can also be removed once they are no longer needed or in use. For instance, stents or hip implants are permanent in all cases, however, chemo or chemotherapy ports or the screws that are implemented in repairing broken bones can be removed when they are not needed anymore.
Some of the risks associated with medical implants are the surgical risks that occur during the placement or removal of medical implants, implant failure, and infections since some of the patients have reactions to the materials used in the implants.
All surgical procedures possess risk and these usually include bruising at the surgical site, pain, swelling, and redness, hence, when an implant is either inserted or removed, a patient should be ready to experience any of these complications. Furthermore, infections are also very common as most of the infections originate from skin contamination during the surgery. If a patient gets an infection, he or she may need to have a drain inserted near the implant, and also take proper medication or in some cases have the implant removed as soon as possible.
In few other cases, as time goes by, the implants inserted inside the body may move from their place, break or even stop working properly and in such cases, the patient needs additional surgery to either replace or repair the implant.
Cerebral Spinal Fluid Shunt Systems for Hydrocephalus
A medical procedure followed in treating patients suffering from hydrocephalus is the placement of Cerebral Spinal Fluid Shunt Systems also known as CSF. This life-saving treatment is used to drain excess fluid from the brain. What the shunt system does is that drains excess fluid from the brain to another part of the body and the fluid get absorbed as part of the circulatory process.
The three main components that are part of the Cerebral Spinal Fluid Shunt Systems are inflow tube or catheter, a valve that regulates the fluid flow, and an outflow catheter,