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Carbon Fiber Implants in Orthopaedic Oncology

Artículo: Carbon Fiber Implants in Orthopaedic Oncology 2022


Caleb M. Yeung, Abhiram R. Bhashyam, Shalin S. Patel, Eduardo Ortiz-Cruz, Santiago A.Lozano-Calderón.


Carbon fiber offers numerous material benefits including reduced wear, high strengthto-weight ratio, a similar elastic modulus to that of bone, and high biocompatibility. Carbon fiber implants are increasingly used in multiple arenas within orthopaedic surgery, including spine, trauma, arthroplasty, and oncology. In the orthopaedic oncologic population, the radiolucency of carbon fiber facilitates post-operative imaging for tumor surveillance or recurrence, the monitoring of bony healing and union, and radiation mapping and delivery.