3-D Printed ‘Hyperelastic Bone’ Could Be the Future of Mending a Break

A new composite material that integrates seamlessly into living tissue could someday bind bones and tendons together following an injury.

A synthetic mixture of ceramic dust and a polymer can be quickly 3-D printed in an endless variety of shapes and sizes, perfect for molding it to different body parts. Its sturdy yet porous structure allows living tissues to gradually infiltrate the graft and rebuild organic structures. It is also compressible when printed in the form of a grid, allowin

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