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3D Printers and stem cells give woman new hip

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A woman unable to walk without pain has undergone ground breaking surgery in the UK to replace her hip with a 3D printed titanium copy. British surgeons are also using her own stem cells to hold the hip in place. (May 19) Video provided by AP


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