• 3D printing of PEEK-cHAp scaffold for medical bone implant

    13 days ago - By Springer

    Abstract
    The major drawback associated with PEEK implants is their biologically inert surface, which caused unsatisfactory cellular response and poor adhesion between the implants and surrounding soft tissues against proper bone growth. In this study, polyetheretherketone was incorporated with calcium hydroxyapatite to fabricate a PEEK-cHAp biocomposite, using the fused deposition modeling method and a surface treatment strategy to create microporous architectures onto the filaments of PEEK lattice scaffold. Also, nanostructure and morphological tests of the PEEK-cHAp biocomposite were...
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