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Current Trends in Metallic Orthopedic Biomaterials: From Additive Manufacturing to Bio-Functionalization, Infection Prevention, and Beyond

Additive Manufacturing Laboratory, Department of Biomechanical Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime, and Materials Engineering, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Delft 2628CD, The Netherlands
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19(9), 2684; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms19092684
Received: 20 August 2018 / Revised: 6 September 2018 / Accepted: 7 September 2018 / Published: 10 September 2018
There has been a growing interest in metallic biomaterials during the last five years, as recent developments in additive manufacturing (=3D printing), surface bio-functionalization techniques, infection prevention strategies, biodegradable metallic biomaterials, and composite biomaterials have provided many possibilities to develop biomaterials and medical devices with unprecedented combinations of favorable properties and advanced functionalities. Moreover, development of biomaterials is no longer separated from the other branches of biomedical engineering, particularly tissue biomechanics, musculoskeletal dynamics, and image processing aspects of skeletal radiology. In this editorial, I will discuss all the above-mentioned topics, as they constitute some of the most important trends of research on metallic biomaterials. This editorial will, therefore, serve as a foreword to the papers appearing in a special issue covering the current trends in metallic biomaterials. View Full-Text
Keywords: metallic biomaterials; orthopedic applications; additive manufacturing; surface bio-functionalization; implant-associated infections; biodegradable metals; composite metallic biomaterials metallic biomaterials; orthopedic applications; additive manufacturing; surface bio-functionalization; implant-associated infections; biodegradable metals; composite metallic biomaterials
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Zadpoor, A.A. Current Trends in Metallic Orthopedic Biomaterials: From Additive Manufacturing to Bio-Functionalization, Infection Prevention, and Beyond. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19, 2684. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms19092684

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Zadpoor AA. Current Trends in Metallic Orthopedic Biomaterials: From Additive Manufacturing to Bio-Functionalization, Infection Prevention, and Beyond. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2018; 19(9):2684. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms19092684

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Zadpoor, Amir A. 2018. "Current Trends in Metallic Orthopedic Biomaterials: From Additive Manufacturing to Bio-Functionalization, Infection Prevention, and Beyond" Int. J. Mol. Sci. 19, no. 9: 2684. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms19092684

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