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.