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Chest-wall reconstruction with a customized titanium-alloy prosthesis fabricated by 3D printing and rapid prototyping

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, January 2018
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Title
Chest-wall reconstruction with a customized titanium-alloy prosthesis fabricated by 3D printing and rapid prototyping
Published in
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, January 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13019-017-0692-3
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Authors

Xiaopeng Wen, Shan Gao, Jinteng Feng, Shuo Li, Rui Gao, Guangjian Zhang

Abstract

As 3D printing technology emerge, there is increasing demand for a more customizable implant in the repair of chest-wall bony defects. This article aims to present a custom design and fabrication method for repairing bony defects of the chest wall following tumour resection, which utilizes three-dimensional (3D) printing and rapid-prototyping technology. A 3D model of the bony defect was generated after acquiring helical CT data. A customized prosthesis was then designed using computer-aided design (CAD) and mirroring technology, and fabricated using titanium-alloy powder. The mechanical properties of the printed prosthesis were investigated using ANSYS software. The yield strength of the titanium-alloy prosthesis was 950 ± 14 MPa (mean ± SD), and its ultimate strength was 1005 ± 26 MPa. The 3D finite element analyses revealed that the equivalent stress distribution of each prosthesis was unifrom. The symmetry and reconstruction quality contour of the repaired chest wall was satisfactory. No rejection or infection occurred during the 6-month follow-up period. Chest-wall reconstruction with a customized titanium-alloy prosthesis is a reliable technique for repairing bony defects.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 33 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 5 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 12%
Student > Postgraduate 3 9%
Student > Bachelor 3 9%
Professor 2 6%
Other 6 18%
Unknown 10 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 30%
Materials Science 4 12%
Engineering 4 12%
Psychology 1 3%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 3%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 11 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 January 2018.
All research outputs
#9,294,626
of 15,922,193 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
#156
of 755 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#200,475
of 408,946 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
#8
of 29 outputs
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