chapter  9
Bioadhesives as Surgical Sealants: A Review
Pages 32

The disadvantages of sutures and other mechanical fasteners have led to the development of sutureless technologies. A number of surgical adhesive sealants have been commercialised. The majority of these are advised as adjuncts and still require mechanical fasteners. This chapter provides a review of bioadhesives that have been developed as commercial surgical sealants. Ongoing research using these bioadhesives is presented and used to forecast future developments in the field.