Patricia López-Gómez 1
Manuel González-Alcaide 2

1 Research Group of Biomaterials, Biomechanics and Tissue engineering (BBT), Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)
2 Faculty of Medicine, University of Granada (UGR)

Translated by:

Celia Amat-Galdeano 3
Paula Gómez-Martín 3
Alicia Martínez-Martínez 3
Marta María Pérez-Puerta 3
Aïcha Rabbaj 3
Inés San Juan-Sánchez 3

3 Faculty of Translation and Interpreting, University of Granada (UGR)


The spine is a key part of the structure of our organism. Due to its length, location and composition, it is exposed to numerous factors that may reduce the quality of life of patients. Tissue engineering is an emerging area of biomedical research that combines the principles of engineering, biology and medicine in order to create morphofunctional substitutes for tissues and organs. This discipline has experienced exponential technological advances over the last two decades thanks to the development of three-dimensional (3D) printing and bioprinting. Given this unprecedented growth, the authors have decided to elaborate a bibliographic revision of the advances in the production of biomodels and guides for surgical planning, as well as in the production of intervertebral cartilage substitutes by tissue engineering. This revision will focus on 3D bioprinting techniques, which are a very promising tool in the treatment of a large number of spine diseases.

Keywords: 3D printing, bioprinting, intervertebral cartilage, spine, tissue engineering



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