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18-year-old girl becomes first to get 3D-printed shinbone in Karnataka

18-year-old girl becomes first to get 3D-printed shinbone in Karnataka

Written by David

May 25, 2020

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.

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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 […]

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  1. Diego Salgado

    what gratefull solution for the special inplants in pacients, making use 3dprinting

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