Artificial bone implants

Access full-text files

Date

2003-04-01

Authors

Richard J. Lagow
Harris L. Marcus
Joseph J. Beaman, Jr.
Joel W. Barlow
Richard H. Crawford, Jr.
Goonhee Lee

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

Volume Title

Publisher

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Abstract

A process for making bone implants from calcium phosphate powders is disclosed. This process involves selectively fusing layers of calcium powders that have been coated or mixed with polymer binders. The calcium powder mixture may be formed into layers and the polymer fused with a laser. Complex three-dimensional geometrical shapes can be automatically replicated or modified using this approach.

Description

Keywords

LCSH Subject Headings

Citation