Applications of Metal Additive Manufacturing in Veterinary Orthopedic Surgery

Ola L A Harrysson, Denis J Marcellin-Little, Timothy J. Horn

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Abstract

Veterinary medicine has undergone a rapid increase in specialization over the last three decades. Veterinarians now routinely perform joint replacement, neurosurgery, limb-sparing surgery, interventional radiology, radiation therapy, and other complex medical procedures. Many procedures involve advanced imaging and surgical planning. Evidence-based medicine has also become part of the modus operandi of veterinary clinicians. Modeling and additive manufacturing can provide individualized or customized therapeutic solutions to support the management of companion animals with complex medical problems. The use of metal additive manufacturing is increasing in veterinary orthopedic surgery. This review describes and discusses current and potential applications of metal additive manufacturing in veterinary orthopedic surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)647-654
Number of pages8
JournalJOM
Volume67
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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