Week 1 – Research

To proceed with the tests we needed more knowledge about (ear) cartilage and the problem with surgery of damaged ears. Therefore we went through several papers including the topics:

  • Different types of ear cartilage and other bone structures & their functions
  • Development of the external ear (pinna) (embryology stage)
  • Developments & procedure of reconstruction surgery techiques
  • 3D techniques used to print ear-scaffolds
  • 3D printing used and future advantages in the health sector
  • Notions: Scaffold, Lattice, Chondrytes, Perichondrium
  • Problem with damaged ears and currently used procedures

Read more about the anatomy of the ear concerning the research focus in About Cartilage.

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