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An investigation of the stiffness moduli of artificial bone materials

Dunham, A and Yan, X T and Grant, M H (2012) An investigation of the stiffness moduli of artificial bone materials. European Cells and Materials, 23 (Suppl ). p. 52. ISSN 1473-2262

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Abstract

The human face is highly individualised enabling us to distinguish one human being from another. Consequently, if disfigured the patient often suffers from severe psychosocial effects and strongly desires a functional and aesthetic restoration. However, current practice of facial reconstruction is frequently below the patients expectations [1]. This could be improved by 3D printing of artificial bone scaffolds personalised to the patient. This process requires a liquid binder to stick together ceramic powder one layer at a time. In this study the mechanical properties of hydroxyapatite (HA) discs using sodium trisilicate solution (STS) and malic acid with chitosan (MAC) as binders are investigated.