Doctors in Xi’an successfully implanted 3D printed titanium protheses into three patients that suffered from bone tumors, a big step for the field of 3D printing.
The director of the orthopedics clinic of Xijing Hospital, where the operation occured, stated to China Daily:
“The operations to implant the titanium prostheses into the patients repaired the bone defects in different body parts and solved the worldwide problem of individual reconstruction for bone loss after the removal of bone tumors from complex body parts”
Two months of postoperative treatment helped the titanium-fitted patients recover fully and they’re now in good physical condition.
By Aliaume Leroy