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The use of composite materials in modern orthopaedic medicine and prosthetic devices: A review

Highlights ► The use of fibre reinforced composite materials for biomedical purposes is reviewed. ► Composites are favourable for hard- and soft-tissue applications, and prosthetics. ► Polymer composites have excelled orthopaedic medicine and prosthetics’ design. ► Sensory feedback systems, composite scaffolds, and coatings are future developments. ► Carbon fibre sports prostheses allow amputees to participate in competitive sports. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Composites Science and Technology Elsevier
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