Biocompatibility of SLS-Formed Calcium Phosphate Implants
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A method for fabricating artificial calcium phosphate bone implants by the Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) process has been developed that can fabricate complex and delicate calcium phosphate bone facsimiles from a variety of data inputs including Computed Tomography(CT) files (1). This paper discusses two in vivo biocompatibility studies of SLS-formed calcium phosphate implants in both rabbits and dogs. Histologic analysis shows a high degree of biocompatibility and bone ingrowth in both studies.