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A better bone replacement: 3-D printed bone with just the right mix of ingredients

To make a good framework for filling in missing bone, mix at least 30 percent pulverized natural bone with some special man-made plastic and create the needed shape with a 3-D printer. That’s the recipe for success reported by researchers at The Johns Hopkins University in a paper published April 18 online in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering.

A 3-D Printed Jaw
This is a sample 3-D printed scaffold that matches the lower jaw of a female patient.
Credit: Johns Hopkins Medicine