Pre-operative planning with 3-D printing may increase efficiency in total joint procedures

Source:  Orthopedics Today

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Date of publication: November 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Looks at the issues surrounding the development of 3D printing in joint replacement surgery in terms of potential benefits to the patient as costs come down and custom-made implants could be available for each patient; however their are warnings that more research is needed to make sure that 3D printing is safe for each patient.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: Healio

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