Three-dimensional Printed Implantable Products

Qi, Sheng ORCID:, Zhang, Bin and McDonagh, Thomas ORCID: (2021) Three-dimensional Printed Implantable Products. In: Implantable Technologies. RSC Publishing, pp. 252-295. ISBN 978-1-83916-222-0

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In this chapter we review the recent development of the use of three-dimensional (3D) printing in the space of implants. A brief introduction of the most commonly used 3D printing technologies is given in the context of their applications in manufacturing implants. 3D printing is gradually becoming a regular manufacturing method for dental and orthopaedic implants for complex cases that require a high level of personalized design and fabrication of the implants. Most studies on using 3D printing for drug-eluting implants are still at the proof-of-concept stage and awaiting direct evidence to demonstrate superiorities in therapeutic outcome and cost effectiveness offered by 3D printing. This leads to our discussion on the promises and limitations of 3D printing for drug-eluting implants.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Pharmacy
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Pharmaceutical Materials and Soft Matter
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2021 02:25
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2022 07:31
DOI: 10.1039/9781839164958-00252

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