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Indian surgeons at The Yellow Ribbon collaborated with 3D printing firms Osteo3D and implantcast GmbH to reconstruct hip of patient with 3D printed pelvic implant

March 18, 2019

Briefing:
  • 3D Printed Implant – Medical facility The Yellow Ribbon collaborated with 3D printing firms Osteo3D and implantcast GmbH to develop 3D printed pelvic implant for patient in India
  • Bone Tumor – Patient had rare form of bone tumor called chondromyxoid fibroma, or CMF, in pelvis area, causing severe pain in left hip and impairing ability to lift weight or walk
  • Tumor Removal – First part of procedure required doctors to remove tumor as well as cut portion of thigh bone to make sure no tumor tissue was left
  • Hip Reconstruction – Second phase was for doctors to reconstruct hip using 3D printed implant
  • Customization – Team took Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Computed Tomography (CT) scans of pelvic area to create digital model for implant that was biocompatible and patient-specific
  • Patient Recovery – Combined with therapy, patient was able to walk normally after two months without limping or relying on support, such as crutches

Image Source: The Yellow Ribbon

Image Source: The Yellow Ribbon

Sector: Healthcare/Health Sciences
Organizations: The Yellow Ribbon, Osteo3d, implantcast GmbH
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Original Publication Date: February 25, 2019

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