Modulus mismatch between host tissue and implant material contribute to implant failure. Corrective surgeries need to be performed as a result of the modulus mismatch at the interface.
The use of vibrational Optical Coherence Tomography (VOCT) can help image and measure the mechanical properties of numerous natural and synthetic polymers.
Failure that occurs in hernia, vascular and orthopedic applications can be understood with this imaging and characterisation. Animal sacrifice in preclinical studies can be prevented and a reduction in the number of biopsies that need to be performed could be achieved with the use of VOCT.