An 18-year-old girl became the first person to get a 3D printed titanium disc-shaped implant in the state. She was fixed with the implant in the tibia, also called the shinbone or the frontal bone below the knee that connects with the ankle.
The Peenya office of Supercraft3D, a 3D printing company, took 36 hours to print the 3D model, while 10 hours were spent on printing the model of the bone, which acts as a reference for the doctors at Hosmat Hospital to plan the surgery. Conventionally, such implants were bone grafts made from the cartilage of a cadaver or an off-the-shelf imported implant. “The woman came to the hospital on May 12 with a tumour in the knee,” said Dr Deepak Shivarathre, chief of ortho oncology, Hosmat Hospital. “We did the surgery on May 19 to fix the 3D-printed titanium disc in the tibia to support the […]
Auburn City Schools has received the General Electric Additive Education Program to increase access to 3D printing in...