3-D-Printable Implants May Ease Damaged Knees

knees with 3-D cartilage-mimicking material

A cartilage-mimicking material created by researchers at Duke University may one day allow surgeons to 3-D print replacement knee parts that are custom-shaped to each patient’s anatomy. The hydrogel-based material the researchers developed is the first to match human cartilage in strength and elasticity while also remaining 3-D-printable and stable inside the body. Read more about this discovery at DukeToday.