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Prosthetic bone implants are fabricated to approximately replicate a patient's original bone. Medical computer aided imaging techniques are applied to generate a data base representing the size and shape of the original bone in a three dimensional coordinate system. The implantable replica is fabricated using the data base and free form manufacturing to sequentially solidify adjoining, cross-sectional intervals of a fluid material. Appropriate fluid materials include ceramic particles which may be selectively bonded by sintering or bonding with a polymer, and a monomer which is polymerized at selected regions by an incident laser beam.

Title
Rapid, customized bone prosthesis
Application Number
7/929449
Publication Number
5370692
Application Date
August 14, 1992
Publication Date
December 6, 1994
Inventor
Thomas J Ward
Columbus
OH, US
Salvatore T DiNovo
Columbus
OH, US
David J Fink
Marble Cliff
OH, US
Agent
Frank H Foster
Assignee
Guild Associates
OH, US
IPC
A61F 2/28
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