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The 21st century print revolution

The 21st century print revolution

Written by David

November 5, 2018

3D printing Modern Medicine body tissue medicine With an increase in life expectancy and a growing popular interest in sports, the number of injuries and disorders that affect the body are predicted to increase. These injuries are called Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) and are the leading cause of disability worldwide, with between a third and a fifth of people living with a painful and debilitating musculoskeletal condition. Currently, treatments for badly damaged ligaments, tendons or discs do exist, but the procedures are faced with the hurdle of overcoming complex concentration gradients within cells to restore total function to the damaged area. Current procedures involve harvesting replacement tissue from another area of the patient’s body or receiving it from a cadaver. A developing field in tissue engineering, however, is seeking to regenerate lost or damaged tissue through new strategies. After two years of research by biomedical engineers at the University of […]

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