Is 3D-printed bone the ‘perfect’ material to help reconstruct someone’s face following trauma, cancer, or birth defects? In this video, Rod J. Rohrich, MD, Editor-in-Chief of "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, " discusses an innovative biomaterial called hyperelastic bone and what it may mean for the future for bone grafting and all of Plastic Surgery.
Read the May 2019 PRS #PlasticSurgery article, "Three-Dimensionally Printed Hyperelastic Bone Scaffolds Accelerate Bone Regeneration in Critical-Size Calvarial Bone Defects" by Huang, Jakus, Jordan, Dumanian, Parker, Zhao, Patel, and Shah.
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Keywords: plastic surgery; #PRSHotTopic; bone grafting; autologous bone graft; bone; 3D printing; technology; reconstructive surgery; plastic surgery; bone volume; hyperelastic bone; bone grafts; craniofacial; biotech; donor; bone harvest; experimental