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J Arthroplasty. 2018 Aug;33(8):2352-2354. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2018.02.033. Epub 2018 Feb 16.

The Emerging Role of 3D Printing in Arthroplasty and Orthopedics.

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Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Oakland, CA.

Abstract

This article reviews the emerging role of 3D printing in arthroplasty and orthopedics, a topic of growing relevancy. It discusses the evolution of the technology, the value offered by the technology, current trends and factors impacting adoption in orthopedics, and areas of current and potential future use in arthroplasty and orthopedics.

KEYWORDS:

3D printing; additive fabrication; arthroplasty; digital manufacturing; orthopedics

PMID:
29572035
DOI:
10.1016/j.arth.2018.02.033
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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