3D Bioprinting Cartilage Into Knees

3D Printing is now enabling better and more effective treatments for patients who suffer from knee injuries.

Dr. Darryl D’Lima and his colleagues at Scripps Clinic in Southern California are working to develop a bio-printing technology that will allow living cartilage to be printed directly into the knees of patients.

Dr. D’Lima, a physician and scientist, uses the latest technology to address many of his patient’s needs. Recently, he and colleagues, who describe Dr. D’Lima as a person who “Thinks outside the box,” have been working to develop a 3D printing technology to print living cartilage for patients with knee injuries.

Cartilage is an important tissue that cushions the knee joints. It isn’t able to regenerate itself well and, for those who suffer from knee injuries or arthritis, the absence of cartilage causes the bones to rub against each other which causes intense pain. … (Read more)

Source: 3DPrinter.net

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