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INTRODUCTION Adaptation of bone to different loads has received much attention. This paper examines the consequences of differences in size on bones from the same animal species. METHODS The study was conducted on 32 canine radii. Their geometry, densitometry and mechanical properties were determined and one-way ANOVA was used to analyze their(More)
Many applications in orthopaedic surgery require the creation of personalised design models that can serve as the basis for navigation in computer aided surgery systems or be used to create a personalised model to perform structural analysis during pre-operative planning or post-operative follow-up. The paper introduces a method for developing a(More)
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the Western World. The inability of fully differentiated, load-bearing cardiovascular tissues to in vivo regenerate and the limitations of the current treatment therapies greatly motivate the efforts of cardiovascular tissue engineering to become an effective clinical strategy for(More)
The aim of the present study is to characterize the microstructure of composite scaffolds for bone tissue regeneration containing different ratios of chitosan/gelatin blend and bioactive glasses. Starting from realistic 3D models of the scaffolds reconstructed from micro-CT images, the level of heterogeneity of scaffold architecture is evaluated performing(More)
The correct estimation of stem boundary conditions in hip arthroplasty cannot be performed simply by subtracting the prosthesis volume from the bone volume: the stem implant path needs to be taken into account. Digital mock-up is a technique commonly applied in the automotive field which can be used for this aim. Given a certain femur, a stem, and an(More)
PURPOSE A die stone jig was evaluated as to its ability to clinically verify the position of the abutment replicas on the master cast. MATERIALS AND METHODS A clinical evaluation was made on 58 edentulous arches necessitating rehabilitation with fixed partial dentures. Any broken jigs detected were replaced with a new set of jigs and clinically retested.(More)
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