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L.-A. Linden, J. Jakubiak

Three-dimensional (3D) photopolymerization in the stereolitography.

Part III. Medical applications of laser-induced photopolymerization and 3D stereolithography

Polimery 2001, No 4, 227




Summary

A review with 40 references covering laser-induced photopolymerization in microsurgery, e.g., in vivo repair of an injured knee (Fig. 1) and in vivo repair or reinforcement of tendon ligaments (Fig. 2); applications of 3D CAD-CAM in surgery to produce high-resolutlon images of internal body parts via computer-assisted tomography and magnetic resonance imaging interfaced with rapid prototyping and manufacturing systems and stereolithographic equipment (Figs. 3-5); and design and manufacturing of orthopaedic implants [involving 3D CAD-CAM systems (Figs. 7, 8)]. The applications of photopolymerized resin composites as implants pose severe biological problems and require more intensive studies to achieve a significant progress.


Keywords: three-dimensional photopolymerization in stereolithography, la­ser-induced photopolymerization and 3D stereolithography applications in microsurgery

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Three-dimensional (3D) photopolymerization in the stereolitography. Part III. Medical applications of laser-induced photopolymerization and 3D stereolithography