Currently, osteoarthritis (OA) is considered to be the most frequent form of arthritis in humans, and the current global market in joint replacements—the most widely recognized treatment—is estimated to be in excess of €7 billion. Now, thanks to a new resorbable bioceramic material developed by European research project RESTORATION and partner JRI Orthopaedics, a 3D printed bioceramic implant may soon reach the market that could be applied to local defects within the joint, offering immediate stability for arthritis sufferers through only a minimally invasive surgical technique.
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Now that 3D printing has made it easier to generate custom-made prosthetics, bioengineers are looking ahead at manufacturing actual cellular material. Such technology could be the basis for personalized biomedical devices; tissue-engineered skin, cartilage, and […]