Examples of these are skin patches and artificial tendons. Tissue growth and cell attachment are an important benefit and are affected by the characteristics of woven mesh implants including chemical structure, surface roughness, and flexibility. Common applications of such implants include the creation of artificial breasts, ears, and noses.
These devices improve outcomes by permitting the bypass of a blockage to restore circulation in weakened or blocked cardiovascular systems, including grafts or stents. Through tightly-woven and weavable technologies, anatomically correct structures are created for these types of procedures. Defect-free weaving is crucial to these procedures in order to resist clotting and other complications.
Knitted or woven meshes can be used in hernia repair and abdominal wall replacement. As strength and fixation are critical in these areas, such meshes can be designed with specific porosities or textures that match the desired function over different lengths of time.