3D Printed Implants for Joint Replacement

Waleed Ahmed, Sidra Siraj, Fady Alnajjar, Ali H.Al Marzouqi

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

7 Citations (Scopus)


The 3D printing technology started and developed at the early stages of the eighties, where it is based on constructing the object layer by layer by using the appropriate material and technology and where it helps in producing a physically real object through a digital transformation process. Using 3D printing technology has many benefits, especially in the medical sector, where it could be used for speeding up the surgical operation, replacing human organs, to manufacture customized prosthetic limbs, a wide range of the material that can be used, customized designs that can be implemented since the anatomy of any person is unique and this means the geometry and dimensions of anyone bone are different from anyone else, producing surgical tools and instrumentation like jigs that can be used by the surgeon to position the implant correctly. In this chapter, the innovation of using 3D printing technology is addressed and elaborated to tackle the rapid progress and development in this sector.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplications of 3D Printing in Biomedical Engineering
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9789813368880
ISBN (Print)9789813368873
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2021


  • 3D printing
  • Bio-medical engineering
  • Joint replacement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Medicine
  • General Chemistry
  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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