Doctors at AIIMS-Delhi have successfully performed a hip joint replacement surgery using a 3D printed medical implant.
A multi-disciplinary team of doctors, including orthopaedic and vascular surgeons and critical care specialists, replaced the right hip joint of 40-year-old Amit Bahnot using 3D printing technology in an eight-hour-long surgery on April 25.
“It was a complicated surgery because his pelvic bone was badly damaged,” said Dr Rajesh Malhotra, professor and head of orthopaedic department.
Perfect fit also increases the longevity of the implant as wear and tear is lesser. Normally, an implant can last up to 15 years. Implants created through 3D printing are essentially the same as normal implants, only a better fit. The implant cost Rs 2 lakh but it would have cost around Rs 20 lakh abroad.
Read more of this in a report by Rhythma Kaul published in Hindustan Times....
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