Research shows that 3D printed titanium implants can better promote bone regeneration

- Jan 25, 2018-

3D printed implants are better than the traditional processing methods, subject to a large number of clinical trials and prolonged observation. Recently, the polar bear was informed that a collaborative research team from Harvard Wyss Institute, Julius Wolff Institute, Berlin-Brandenburg Regenerative Therapy Center and Charité Musculoskeletal Surgery Center gathered to study how the 3D printed titanium mesh stent implanted The benefits of things. A recent preclinical study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine has reported that 3D printed stents do help optimize bone regeneration in patients.


In the medical field, the treatment of large bone defects or injuries remains a thorny area. People with severe defects in the upper or lower extremities due to infection, cancer or trauma often have to be amputated because it has historically been difficult to regrow or repair bone tissue beyond a certain point.

One existing treatment is to make a customized bone graft from the patient's own bone tissue, although the success rate of this method is not high.

According to a recent report, a customized 3D-printed titanium mesh stent may be a potential solution because the implant promotes and realizes the medical challenges of natural bone regeneration.

A team at the Charité Musculoskeletal Surgery Center has demonstrated the ability to design and manufacture custom 3D-printed stents to treat large bone defects. Using a CT scan of the patient's bone, the medical team can generate a 3D model of the defect bone.

Based on this digital model, a custom scaffold can be 3D-modeled and subsequently sent to a laser-fired 3D printer using a medical-grade titanium material. The resulting product is a 3D printed titanium implant with its porous scaffolding structure Known.