3D Printing in Medicine and Surgery

3D Printing in Medicine and Surgery

Applications in Healthcare

1st Edition - August 14, 2020

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  • Editors: Daniel Thomas, Deepti Singh
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081025437
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081025420

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3D Printing in Medicine and Surgery: Applications in Healthcare is an advanced book on surgical and enhanced medical applications that can be achieved with 3D printing. It is an essential handbook for medical practitioners, giving access to a range of practical methods, while also focusing on applied knowledge. This comprehensive resource features practical experiments and processes for preparing 3D printable materials. Early chapters cover foundational knowledge and background reading, while later chapters discuss and review the current technologies used to engineer specific tissue types, experiments and methods, medical approaches and the challenges that lie ahead for future research. The book is an indispensable reference guide to the various methods used by current medical practitioners working at the forefront of 3D printing applications in medicine.

Key Features

  • Provides a detailed introduction and narrative on how 3-D printing can be used towards developing future medicine-based therapies
  • Covers up-to-date methods across a range of application areas for the first time in book form
  • Presents the only book on all current areas of 3D printing in medicine that is catered to a medical rather than engineering audience


Surgeons, researchers in biomedical engineering, product design, mechanical engineering, regenerative medicine, stem cell science, pharmaceutical studies, biotechnology and/or bio-manufacturing industries

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. Clinical Uses of 3D Printing

    Part 1: 3D Printing Techniques for Augmenting Medicine
    3. 3D Printing Techniques
    4. Prosthetics
    5. Operative Models
    6. Surgical Instruments

    Part 2: Applications of 3D Printing in Transplantation Procedures
    7. Dental Implants
    8. Organ Bioprinting
    9. Biomanufacturing
    10. 3D Bioprinting of Tissue Systems
    11. Transplantable Scaffolds
    12. 3D Printing Equipment in Medicine

    Part 3: Future Technology and Regulation
    13. Future Perspective in Medicine
    14. Regulation and Safety
    15. Conclusions

Product details

  • No. of pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2020
  • Published: August 14, 2020
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081025437
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081025420

About the Editors

Daniel Thomas

Daniel J. Thomas is an interdisciplinary researcher and writer who comes from an academic background in 3D Printing, Engineering and Computational Design. This book ‘3D Prining in Medicine and Surgery’ focuses on his current research as well as the research of numerious researchers who are engaged in developing new 3D Printing technologies that are currently treating patients and will lead towards the development of future treatments.

Affiliations and Expertise

Creation Engineering Group, Llynfi Enterprise Centre, Bridgend, South Wales, UK

Deepti Singh

Deepti Singh is a bioengneer who has been exploring the application of polymeric materials in restoring or repairing injured tissues and organs. With a Ph.D in genetics and biotechnology, she has worked extenisively for the last decade to develop functional biomimetic that can enhance differeniation of embyronic stem cells into desired linage. This book focuses on interesting and new aspects of biomaterial design and its applications. With the emergence of bio-ink, 3D printing could potentially change the entire apporach of regenerative medicine in which instead of restoring and repairing, the disease tissue can be replaced.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Fellow, Michael Young's Lab, Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

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  • Lewis J. Thu Sep 23 2021

    Great read very concise and to the point

    This book has been great to read, it is full of useful practical information that is written in a very clear and concise manner. Very well illustrated and it uses real life examples of 3D printing work and how it can be integrated into a range of surgical procedures. We are now going to implement these new techniques into the work that we undertake at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

  • Kevin G. Sat Apr 03 2021

    Excellent Handbook for Every surgeon

    After a few years of searching, I have found this amazing book that details everything that a surgeons like myself needs to know about 3D Printing. Beautifully illustrated and featuring highly practical sections this is such a great book to read. High recommended to surgeons looking to apply 3D Printing technology.

  • James L. Sat Sep 12 2020

    Very interesting indeed

    This book 3D Printing in Medicine and Surgery is very interesting indeed and if chocked full of information. Working as a plastic surgeon currently I am always looking for new ideas and technologies and this book has given me and colleagues plenty of food for thought. Excellent images and concise descriptions make this title useful to a range of surgical practitioners. High recommended.

  • Ashia J. Sun Aug 23 2020

    Really Interesting

    I received this book today and it is excellent. Very informative and written in a way that is both clear and interesting to read. It is compact and the figures are very high quality. With work from the NHS, American Healthcare system and work from Indian hospitals this piece of work will be invaluable to my work.