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Surgeon Replaces Man’s Cancerous Pelvis With 3D Printed Implant

Surgeon Replaces Man’s Cancerous Pelvis With 3D Printed Implant

Written by David

January 29, 2019

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (CBS4) – It is no longer the stuff of science fiction, printing body parts is reality. In January, an orthopedic surgeon in Highlands Ranch replaced part of a man’s pelvis with a customized 3D printed implant. He used state-of-the-art technology to tackle bone cancer. (credit: CBS) For Scott Ritchie from Loveland, this was the chance to survive a rare form of cancer and still be able to walk on his own. Scott Ritchie (credit: CBS) Leaning a little bit on crutches, Scott was able to climb the stairs to his doctor’s office. That was impressive considering just two weeks ago, the 52 year old had major surgery. Scott is an outdoorsman. About a year ago, he first noticed pain in his right hip after fly fishing. (credit: Scott Ritchie) “The pain was getting worse as time went on,” Scott told CBS4 Health Specialist Kathy Walsh. An […]

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