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Development of an arthroscopically compatible polymer additive layer manufacture technique

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Simon Partridge, Dr Matthew Benning, Dr Matthew GermanORCiD, Professor Kenneth Dalgarno



© IMechE 2016. This article describes a proof of concept study designed to evaluate the potential of an in vivo three-dimensional 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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Author(s): Partridge SW, Benning MJ, German MJ, Dalgarno KW

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine

Year: 2017

Volume: 231

Issue: 6

Pages: 586-594

Online publication date: 22/06/2017

Acceptance date: 04/01/2017

Date deposited: 17/01/2017

ISSN (print): 0954-4119

ISSN (electronic): 2041-3033

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd


DOI: 10.1177/0954411917690560


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