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Hope versus hype: what can additive manufacturing realistically offer trauma and orthopedic surgery?

Hope versus hype: what can additive manufacturing realistically offer trauma and orthopedic surgery?
Hope versus hype: what can additive manufacturing realistically offer trauma and orthopedic surgery?
Additive manufacturing (AM) is a broad term encompassing 3D printing and several other varieties of material processing, which involve computer-directed layer-by-layer synthesis of materials. As the popularity of AM increases, so to do expectations of the medical therapies this process may offer. Clinical requirements and limitations of current treatment strategies in bone grafting, spinal arthrodesis, osteochondral injury and treatment of periprosthetic joint infection are discussed. The various approaches to AM are described, and the current state of clinical translation of AM across these orthopedic clinical scenarios is assessed. Finally, we attempt to distinguish between what AM may offer orthopedic surgery from the hype of what has been promised by AM.
3D printing, additive manufacturing, bone graft, orthopedic surgery
1746-0751
535-549
Gibbs, David
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Vaezi, Mohammad
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Yang, Shoufeng
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Oreffo, Richard O.C.
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Gibbs, David
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Vaezi, Mohammad
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Yang, Shoufeng
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Oreffo, Richard O.C.
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Gibbs, David, Vaezi, Mohammad, Yang, Shoufeng and Oreffo, Richard O.C. (2014) Hope versus hype: what can additive manufacturing realistically offer trauma and orthopedic surgery? Regenerative Medicine, 9 (4), 535-549. (doi:10.2217/rme.14.20).

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Abstract

Additive manufacturing (AM) is a broad term encompassing 3D printing and several other varieties of material processing, which involve computer-directed layer-by-layer synthesis of materials. As the popularity of AM increases, so to do expectations of the medical therapies this process may offer. Clinical requirements and limitations of current treatment strategies in bone grafting, spinal arthrodesis, osteochondral injury and treatment of periprosthetic joint infection are discussed. The various approaches to AM are described, and the current state of clinical translation of AM across these orthopedic clinical scenarios is assessed. Finally, we attempt to distinguish between what AM may offer orthopedic surgery from the hype of what has been promised by AM.

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Published date: July 2014
Keywords: 3D printing, additive manufacturing, bone graft, orthopedic surgery
Organisations: Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment

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Local EPrints ID: 363033
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/363033
ISSN: 1746-0751
PURE UUID: 64ef06a5-711d-4750-a5ae-09fea2d73e8a
ORCID for Shoufeng Yang: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3888-3211
ORCID for Richard O.C. Oreffo: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5995-6726

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Date deposited: 20 Mar 2014 11:51
Last modified: 03 Dec 2019 01:54

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