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Two patients in Dubai get 3D printed knee replacements

Two patients in Dubai get 3D printed knee replacements

Written by David

May 20, 2019

Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai performs a first-of-its-kind knee replacement surgery in the GCC using 3D technology. Dr. Matthias & Patient – Mr. Salman Ahmed Qureshi Dubai: In a pioneering surgery conducted at the Burjeel Hosptial for Advanced Surgery, two patients suffering from painful osteoarthritis were fitted with individualised 3D printed knees that were adapted exactly to their individual needs. The patients — Dr Al Noor Muntasir Al Hassan, 48, an Afghan expatriate and Salman Ahmad Quraishi, 66, a Pakistani expatriate, both had destroyed their knees in separate incidents. Al Hassan, a doctor with the World Health Organisation suffered from osteoarthritis while Qureshi had malalignment of the knee caps leading to severe arthritis. Professor Dr Matthais Honl, consultant orthopaedic surgeon and head of joint replacement unit at BHAS, told Gulf News: “Both patients when they visited us complained of extreme pain. After assessing their condition, we decided to […]

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