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A customised 3D-printed hip implant is expected to save a Swedish teenage girl from life in a wheelchair. The implant has been designed around a technology that doctors say,could revolutionise the treatment of debilitating bone disorders. For 16-year-old Fanny Fellesen, the results have been life-changing. Tara Cleary reports.
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AP (May 19, 2014) 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 ... watch video
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Reuters (Mar. 24, 2013) For the first time scientists have printed human embryonic stem cells using a 3D printer. The Heriot-Watt University team's research could eventually lead to human organs being printed on demand and ... watch video
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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Jan. 28, 2016) Surgeons use 3D printed models of 2-year-old Lucy Boucher's abdomen and her father's kidney to figure out how to successfully transplant an adult kidney into a child. Matthew Stock reports.
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AP (Mar. 30, 2016) A Detroit-area pancreatic cancer survivor smashed a 3D-printed replica of her tumor using a hammer, part of an effort to empower Henry Ford Hospital cancer patients and celebrate their ... watch video
AP (Mar. 11, 2014) Is that old hip or knee giving you trouble? They are in an increasing number of people who are now opting to get them replaced. A new study finds more than two in every 100 Americans are living with ... watch video
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Nov. 17, 2014 Total hip replacement is an excellent option for patients under age 35 when conservative treatments fail to provide pain relief, researchers have found. The implant lasted at least 10 years in 85 ... read more
May 16, 2014 Doctors and scientists have completed their first hip surgery with a 3D-printed implant and bone stem cell graft. The 3D printed hip, made from titanium, was designed using the patient's CT scan ... read more