Overview on implantable prostheses with the definition of their specifications in terms of anatomical, functional. biological and surgical compatibility. The main technological solutions for heart valve prostheses, vascular prostheses, joint prostheses, fracture management devices, dental implants. The design path for endoprostheses includes: definition of functional requirements, technological solutions, material selection, prototyping, preclinical evaluation, experimental tests, certification.
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