The formation of postsurgical intra-abdomen adhesion bands can cause severe complications. The luffa fibers were alkali treated to produce the desire hydrophobic and microfibrous structure. The scanning electron microscope and X-ray diffraction results have demonstrated that this treatment furnished a fine and hydrophobic fibrous structure. Moreover, the crystallinity of luffa increased from 17.4% to 63.32% by alkali treatment. Moreover, the in vivo results represented a significant reduction of inflammatory cells and adhesion bands after one week of luffa fibers implantation. These results suggest that the luffa fibers have the potential to act as a barrier for prevention of adhesion bands.
- abdominal adhesion
- Adhesion bands
- alkali treatment
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science (miscellaneous)