A British surgeon has successfully implanted a 3-D printed pelvis for a man who lost half his pelvis to bone cancer. In order to create the 3-D printed pelvis, the surgeons took scans of the man’s pelvis to take exact measurements of how much 3-D printed bone needed to be produced and passed it along to Stanmore Implants. The company used the scans to create a titanium 3-D replacement, by fusing layers of titanium together and then coating it with a mineral that would allow the remaining bone cells to attach.

Read more by Madison Beerbohm, Healthpoint Capital, February 12, 2014

 

3-D Printed Pelvis
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