Bone graft printing
The material used by CERHUM for bone graft is based on Calcium-Phosphate under the forms of Hydroxyapatite (non-resorbable) or Tricalcium Phosphate (resorbable). Our bones are composed of these materials. By consequence, this material, even of synthesis, displays a high biocompatibility thus making it possible to avoid phenomena of rejection. Moreover, it can be integrated by the tissue of the patient and even replaced by new one. By consequence, this approach can be considered for bone reconstruction.
Combined with 3D printing, this material is processed by CERHUM to create 3D bone graft with innovative properties:
- The bone can integrate the bone grafts and replace it (mainly with tricalcium phosphate)
- In addition to replacing bone parts, 3D-printed ceramics help regenerate bones by promoting tissue growth. The bone can grow and reconstruct there.
- No need to remove the implant after patient recovery.
- This type of implant reduces the number, duration and time of interventions. It reduces the risk of hemorrhage and allows the patient to gain comfort.
- The 3D printed ceramic allows a customization of the implants and a reduction of the cost of the implant.
- Low invasive surgery by limiting time of surgery and limit hand-crafting
See also: Ca P Printing