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Kunststoffe international 2017/06-07

The Cruciate Ligament Implant of the Future?

Continuous Fiber-Reinforced Liquid Silicone Rubbers Create New Possibilities in Sports Medicine

The Cruciate Ligament Implant  of the Future?

A novel composite structure consisting of load-optimized liquid silicone components and braided 2D structures will serve as an artificial cruciate ligament implant in the future. The development of this implant is a joint research project with partners from the Clinic for Accident and Reconstructive Surgery at the University Hospital of Aachen, Germany, as well as the Institute of Textile Technology and the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RTWH Aachen University.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Hopmann; Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirt. Ing. Thomas Gries; Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Jockenhoevel; Hanna Dornebusch, M.Sc. RWTH,; Dipl.-Ing. Florian Eggert; Dr. med. Miguel Pishnamaz

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