When you think of silicone, you tend to think of breast implants. Or if you didn’t initially, you are now. However, as much fun as thinking of implants might be, it has many uses that are far more beneficial and – dare I say it – meaningful to society as a whole. Through processes such as silicone bonding and molding, medical silicone can be easily created for everyday uses in hospitals and medical practices.
The Results of Silicone Bonding
Silicone bonding has produced many of the silicone stacking toy most useful innovations in medical practice today. As a material that is considered noninvasive, it can be used inside the body during surgeries, routine medical practices and even left inside the body as implants and joint replacements without risk of the body rejecting the material.
Silicone bonding has also created materials in a sterile environment that can be used for sciences as intensive as neuromodulation where the silicone helps to trigger brain reactions. Sterile silicone components such as catheters which can be hard to sterilize and reuse have been created to be disposable after a certain amount of time ensuring the cleanliness of many medical procedures and simplifying many routine tasks of medical personnel.
Silicone in Your Life
Even if you’re too young for a silicone-based hip or knee replacement, it’s still certain that you’ve encountered and benefited from silicone. Everything from microchips for the smallest computers to bandages for a scratched knee contains silicone. It’s almost baffling to think that firms have perfected silicone bonding and silicone molding to enable the use of silicone in everyday products which have the ability to save lives, reduce chronic pain as well as making the tears of a toddler stop with a favorite character band-aid. While you might still think first of the silicone used to enhance the bust line, never forget that silicone does much more than change aesthetics – it changes lives, too.