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Introduction

  • Ismael Moreno-GomezEmail author
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Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Abstract

With an ageing population [1] and an increasing rate of sports related injuries [2], the need for a steady and reliable source of good quality materials for orthopaedic applications seems paramount. Currently, the three main commercially available types of orthopaedic implants are: non-degradable implants, biodegradable polymeric implants and bioresorbable composites or biocomposites, that is composites made of biodegradable polymers and calcium-based fillers. Figure 1.1 depicts the different types of interference screws for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction manufactured by Stryker [3].

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and MetallurgyUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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