Development of an Arthroscopically Compatible Polymer Additive Layer Manufacture Technique

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  2. Dr Simon Partridge
  3. Dr Matthew Benning
  4. Professor Kenneth Dalgarno
Author(s)Partridge S, Benning M, German M, Dalgarno K
Publication type Article
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine
Year2017
Volume
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Pages
ISSN (print)0954-4119
ISSN (electronic)2041-3033
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This paper describes a proof of concept study designed to evaluate the potential for an in-vivo 3D printing route to support minimally invasive repair of the musculoskeletal system. The study uses a photocurable material to additively manufacture in-situ a model implant, and demonstrates that this can be achieved effectively within a clinically relevant timescale. The approach has the potential to be applied with a wide range of light curable materials, and with development could be applied to create functionally gradient structures in-vivo.
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