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3D titanium implants

Carolyn Kincade, Lindsay McHutchion, Johan Wolfaardt
The present report describes the digital design of patient-specific milled abutments for the retention of osseointegrated facial prostheses by using digital technology. Patient imaging including surface scans of the patient's head, scans of the patient's definitive cast, and digitally designed prosthesis prototypes were combined to create a digital simulation of the patient. Using this simulation, patient-specific abutments were digitally designed, printed in 3-dimensions (3D), and finally copy-milled in titanium...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Kirk McGilvray, Jeremiah Easley, Howard B Seim, Daniel Regan, Sigurd H Berven, Wellington K Hsu, Thomas E Mroz, Christian M Puttlitz
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: There is significant variability in the materials commonly used for interbody cages in spine surgery. It is theorized that 3-D printed interbody cages utilizing porous titanium material can provide more consistent bone ingrowth and biological fixation. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to provide an evidence-based approach to decision making regarding interbody materials for spinal fusion. STUDY DESIGN: Comparative animal study...
February 26, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
João C Boga, Sónia P Miguel, Duarte de Melo-Diogo, António G Mendonça, Ricardo O Louro, Ilídio J Correia
The incidence of fractures and bone-related diseases like osteoporosis has been increasing due to aging of the world's population. Up to now, grafts and titanium implants have been the principal therapeutic approaches used for bone repair/regeneration. However, these types of treatment have several shortcomings, like limited availability, risk of donor-to-recipient infection and tissue morbidity. To overcome these handicaps, new 3D templates, capable of replicating the features of the native tissue, are currently being developed by researchers from the area of tissue engineering...
February 21, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Jae Man Woo, Seung-Hak Baek, Jong-Cheol Kim, Jin-Young Choi
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this clinical report was to introduce a new methodology for contour restoration of the over-resected mandible by reduction mandibuloplasty using 3-dimensional (3D) planning and computer-assisted design and manufacturing (CAD-CAM) custom-made titanium implants. PATIENT AND METHOD: A 20-year-old male patient had undergone reduction of the zygoma and mandibular angle and lower border for esthetic reason 1 year ago at a private clinic. However, he was not satisfied with surgical outcome and wanted to restore his original facial volume and contour...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Burak Yilmaz, Ediz Kale, William M Johnston
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) high-density polymers (HDPs) have recently been marketed for the fabrication of long-term interim implant-supported fixed prostheses. However, information regarding the precision of fit of CAD-CAM HDP implant-supported complete-arch screw-retained prostheses is scarce. PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the marginal discrepancy of CAD-CAM HDP complete-arch implant-supported screw-retained fixed prosthesis frameworks and compare them with conventional titanium (Ti) and zirconia (Zir) frameworks...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Quentin Qassemyar, Nathaniel Assouly, Yoni Madar, Stéphane Temam, Frédéric Kolb
Total nasal reconstruction is a challenging surgical procedure which usually involves a free flap, forehead flap, and cartilage grafts. In certain failure situations where patients do not accept the idea of anaplastology, possibilities become very limited. We report the case of a patient who underwent several reconstruction steps with multiple failures including free and local flaps and cartilage harvests which showed recurrent episodes of necrosis and infection leading to melting and collapse of reconstructed structures...
February 21, 2018: Microsurgery
Jian-Tao Liu, Feng Zhang, Zheng-Chao Gao, Bin-Bin Niu, Yu-Huan Li, Xi-Jing He
Artificial vertebral body has achieved good results in treating spinal tumors, tuberculosis, fracture and other diseases. Currently, artificial vertebral body with variety of kinds and pros and cons, is generally divided into two types: fusion type and movable type. The former according to whether the height could be adjusted and strength of self-stability is divided into three types: support-fixed type, adjust-fixed type and self-fixed type. Whether the height of self-fixed type could be adjusted is dependent on structure of collar thread rotation...
December 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Burak Yilmaz, Faris A Alshahrani, Ediz Kale, William M Johnston
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Veneering with porcelain may adversely affect the marginal fit of long-span computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) implant-supported fixed prostheses. Moreover, data regarding the precision of fit of CAD-CAM-fabricated implant-supported complete zirconia fixed dental prostheses (FDPs) before and after porcelain layering are limited. PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the effect of porcelain layering on the marginal fit of CAD-CAM-fabricated complete-arch implant-supported, screw-retained FDPs with presintered zirconia frameworks compared with titanium...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
R Dana Carpenter, Brett S Klosterhoff, F Brennan Torstrick, Kevin T Foley, J Kenneth Burkus, Christopher S D Lee, Ken Gall, Robert E Guldberg, David L Safranski
Osseointegration of load-bearing orthopaedic implants, including interbody fusion devices, is critical to long-term biomechanical functionality. Mechanical loads are a key regulator of bone tissue remodeling and maintenance, and stress-shielding due to metal orthopaedic implants being much stiffer than bone has been implicated in clinical observations of long-term bone loss in tissue adjacent to implants. Porous features that accommodate bone ingrowth have improved implant fixation in the short term, but long-term retrieval studies have sometimes demonstrated limited, superficial ingrowth into the pore layer of metal implants and aseptic loosening remains a problem for a subset of patients...
January 30, 2018: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
Muhanad M Hatamleh, Xiaohong Wu, Ahmad Alnazzawi, Jason Watson, David Watts
OBJECTIVE: Surface and mechanical properties of titanium alloys are integral for their use in restoring bone defects of skull and face regions. These properties are affected by the method of constructing and surface treatment of the titanium implant. This study aimed to investigate the effects of titanium finishing protocols on the surface morphology, hardness and biocompatibility of TiAl6V4. METHODS: Square shaped TiAl6V4 specimens (ASTM F68) (10×10×0.5mm) were divided into seven groups of different surface treatments (n=10)...
February 1, 2018: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
Justin A Smith, Vanessa P Ho, Christopher W Towe
BACKGROUND: Open reduction and internal fixation of rib fractures is recommended to decrease mortality, shorten the duration of mechanical ventilation, and lower hospital length of stay. Prosthetic titanium plates are frequently used to repair chest wall trauma, and are typically contoured to the patient's anatomy at the time of implant in the operating room. We describe the use of 3-dimensional (3D) digitally corrected rapid prototyping to generate a model of a patient's skeletal anatomy for the purposes of preoperative customization of standard titanium plates for fixation of rib fractures...
January 1, 2018: Surgical Innovation
Christian Schulze, Markus Weinmann, Christoph Schweigel, Olaf Keßler, Rainer Bader
The application of Ti-6Al-4V alloy or commercially pure titanium for additive manufacturing enables the fabrication of complex structural implants and patient-specific implant geometries. However, the difference in Young's modulus of α + β-phase Ti alloys compared to the human bone promotes stress-shielding effects in the implant-bone interphase. The aim of the present study is the mechanical characterization of a new pre-alloyed β-phase Ti-42Nb alloy for application in additive manufacturing. The present investigation focuses on the mechanical properties of SLM-printed Ti-42Nb alloy in tensile and compression tests...
January 13, 2018: Materials
Diego Lops, Roberto Meneghello, Luca Sbricoli, Gianpaolo Savio, Eriberto Bressan, Edoardo Stellini
PURPOSE: The aim of this in vitro study was to verify whether or not stock and computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) abutments show similar precision in the connection with the respective implants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten CAD/CAM titanium abutments were compared with 10 stock titanium abutments. Each abutment fit a regular-platform implant (Institute Straumann). Implants and abutments were measured independently and then connected. During the connection procedure, the torque was measured using a six-axes load cell...
January 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
Rongzeng Yan, Danmei Luo, Haitao Huang, Runxin Li, Niu Yu, Changkui Liu, Min Hu, Qiguo Rong
The study was designed to fulfill effective work-flow to fabricate three-dimensional mesh titanium scaffold for mandibular reconstruction. The 3D titanium mesh scaffold was designed based on a volunteer with whole mandible defect. (1) acquisition of the CT data; (2) design with computer aided design (CAD) and finite element analysis (FEA). The pore size and intervals with the best mechanic strength was also calculated using FEA. (3) fabrication of the scaffold using electron beam melting (EBM); (4) implantation surgery...
January 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
Anton Dzian, Jozef Živčák, Rastislav Penciak, Radovan Hudák
BACKGROUND: Primary malignant or metastatic sternal tumors are uncommon. A subtotal or total sternectomy can offer a radical form of treatment. The issue is to restore the structural integrity of the chest wall. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the implantation of an individualized 3D-printed titanium sternum in a patient with a sternal tumor. CONCLUSIONS: We believe that tridimensional print technologies may also change the strategy of chest wall reconstruction...
January 15, 2018: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
B-J Kwon, G M Seon, M H Lee, M-A Koo, M S Kim, D Kim, J-J Han, D Kim, J Kim, J-C Park
Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass, most commonly caused by an increase in bone resorption that is not matched by sufficient bone formation. The most common complications of postmenopausal osteoporosis are bone-related defects and fractures. Fracture healing is a multifactorial bone regeneration process, influenced by both biological and mechanical factors related to age, osteoporosis and stability of the osteosynthesis. During the treatment of bone defects in osteoporotic conditions, imbalanced bone remodeling is the leading cause for implant failure...
January 12, 2018: European Cells & Materials
Xiaopeng Wen, Shan Gao, Jinteng Feng, Shuo Li, Rui Gao, Guangjian Zhang
BACKGROUND: As 3D printing technology emerge, there is increasing demand for a more customizable implant in the repair of chest-wall bony defects. This article aims to present a custom design and fabrication method for repairing bony defects of the chest wall following tumour resection, which utilizes three-dimensional (3D) printing and rapid-prototyping technology. METHODS: A 3D model of the bony defect was generated after acquiring helical CT data. A customized prosthesis was then designed using computer-aided design (CAD) and mirroring technology, and fabricated using titanium-alloy powder...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Helin Xing, Jinshuang Wu, Lei Zhou, Sefei Yang
RATIONALE: With respect to improving the quality of oral rehabilitation, the management of keratinized mucosa is as important as bone condition for implant success. To enhance this management, a natural teeth-retained splint based on a patient-specific 3-dimensional (3D) printed mandible was used in vestibuloplasty to provide sufficient keratinized mucosa around dental implants to support long-term implant maintenance. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 28-year-old male patient had a fracture of the anterior andible 1 year ago, and the fracture was treated with titanium...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
K C Nune, Rdk Misra, X Gai, S J Li, Y L Hao
The objective of the study described here is to fundamentally elucidate the biological response of 3D printed Ti-6Al-4V alloy mesh structures that were surface modified to introduce titania nanotubes with an average pore size of ∼80 nm via an electrochemical anodization process from the perspective of enhancing bioactivity. The bioactivity of the mesh structures were analyzed through immersion test in simulated body fluid, which confirmed the nucleation and growth of fine globular nanoscale apatite on the nanoporous titania-modified (anodized) mesh structure surface, and agglomerated apatite with fine flakes of apatite crystals on as-fabricated mesh structure surface, that were rich in calcium and phosphorous...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
Young Chul Kim, Kyung Hyun Min, Jong Woo Choi, Kyung S Koh, Tae Suk Oh, Woo Shik Jeong
BACKGROUND: The management of combined orbital floor and medial wall fractures involving the inferomedial strut is challenging due to absence of stable cornerstone. In this article, we proposed surgical strategies using customized 3D puzzle implant preformed with Rapid Prototype (RP) skull model. METHODS: Retrospective review was done in 28 patients diagnosed with combined orbital floor and medial wall fracture. Using preoperative CT scans, original and mirror-imaged RP skull models for each patient were prepared and sterilized...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
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