Three-dimensional printing of porous ceramic scaffolds for bone tissue engineering.

  title={Three-dimensional printing of porous ceramic scaffolds for bone tissue engineering.},
  author={Hermann Seitz and Wolfgang Rieder and Stephan H. Irsen and Barbara Leukers and Carsten Tille},
  journal={Journal of biomedical materials research. Part B, Applied biomaterials},
  volume={74 2},
  • H. SeitzWolfgang Rieder C. Tille
  • Published 1 August 2005
  • Materials Science
  • Journal of biomedical materials research. Part B, Applied biomaterials
This article reports a new process chain for custom-made three-dimensional (3D) porous ceramic scaffolds for bone replacement with fully interconnected channel network for the repair of osseous defects from trauma or disease. Rapid prototyping and especially 3D printing is well suited to generate complex-shaped porous ceramic matrices directly from powder materials. Anatomical information obtained from a patient can be used to design the implant for a target defect. In the 3D printing technique… 

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