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Textile fibres, yarns, fabrics and composites play a vital role in the manufacture of various medical implants including the replacement of diseased or non-functioning parts of the body. This book provides an invaluable single source of information on the main types of textile materials and products used for medical implants. The first set of chapters provide the reader with an introduction, the types of textiles used for medical implants and design considerations. The second group of chapters focus on the different sort of implants that textiles are used for, including sutures and cardiovascular implants.