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3D Printed Pelvis Helps Man With Rare Bone Cancer

A man in his 60’s, identity not disclosed, in the UK was suffering from a rare bone cancer that does not respond to traditional treatment. The only option that was left was for about half of the gentleman’s Pelvis to be removed to stop the spread of the Cancer, ultimately saving his life. Doctors at Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals used a 3D Printer to make the new Pelvis and the patient is now able to walk with the assistance of a walking stick (cane). The 3D Printer allowed the doctors to fashion a replacement specifically for this patients body rather than using an off-the-shelf implant. Three years after the operation the 3D Printed Pelvis is still allowing the the elderly man to have considerable mobility. You can find out more at the source link below!

Source | independent.co.uk

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