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Silicon implant 'helps worn knees to regrow' sparing thousands of patients surgery

Silicon implant 'helps worn knees to regrow' sparing thousands of patients surgery | Daily Mail Online

3D systems, a 3D printing company that is responsible for printing things like prosthetic legs, has now partnered with Rita Leibinger Medical to create and print metal knee implants for canines. The metal orthopedic knee implants will be used to fix a very common injury in dogs’ hind legs.

In pictures: Nottingham researchers showcase future of 3D printing

What you need for those creaky knees? Silkworm implants!

The worm’s thread is in fact 25 times stronger than high-tensile steel, and it offers surgeons another tool in the battle against ‘wear-and-tear’ osteoarthritis.

Cost Effectiveness of Characterised Chondrocyte Implantation for Treatment of Cartilage Defects of the Knee in the UK | SpringerLink

Return to Work after Knee Replacement – Timeline and Challenges

Return to Work Following Knee Replacement Surgery - Learn How to Overcome the Challenges

Wireless implantable passive resonator sensor. Measures force as an indicator of healing in orthopedic implants. Could be integrated into spine fusion implants, fracture fixation implants, and total joint prostheses (such as knee). Eric Ledet, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (link goes to intriguing article) #bone

Medical implants and printable body parts to drive 3D printer growth

One of developments around 3D printing that will have a huge impact on how things are produced, are within the medical science. 3D printers are already able to produce false teeth, hip joints and replacement knees. With 3D bio-printing in the pipeline, dental and medical applications could be worth $6bn by 2025

The innovators – the silk road to reducing knee operations