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Role and challenges of bioprinting in bone tissue engineering

Datta, S and Barua, Ranjit and Das, Samir (2023) Role and challenges of bioprinting in bone tissue engineering. [Book Chapter]

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-6684-7412-9.ch012


Bone grafting is a type of surgery for reconstructing damaged and defective bones by medical professionals. But the surgery is very complex and challenging as it needs precise and accurate skills of the medical professionals, and it is costly and time-consuming. The grafted bone size and shape should match the targeted area. To overcome these challenges, bioprinting comes into play. By using bioprinting technology, the exact structure that is to be fitted in the targeted location can be fabricated by scanning the target using a 3D scanner or taking medical images like MRI or CT scan and then reverse engineering the same structure needed for the target location using bioprinting technology, which ultimately improves the patient's quality of life and satisfaction. In this chapter, various types of bioprinting types for bone scaffold fabrication, the materials which are used for fabricating bone scaffolds like bioceramic, metals, and polymers are described as well as the limitations and challenges are described briefly. Copyright © 2023, IGI Global. Copying or distributing in print or electronic forms without written permission of IGI Global is prohibited. © 2023 by IGI Global. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publication: Handbook of Research on Advanced Functional Materials for Orthopedic Applications
Publisher: IGI Global
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to the IGI Global.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2023 04:41
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2023 04:41
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/83446

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