China Approves Use of 3D Printed Hip Replacement

A collaboration between Peking University and a privatised Chinese medical company has produced China’s first 3D printed hip replacement to ever be made available to the public and approved by the Chinese Food and Drug Administration.

These 3D printed alternatives offer more affordable joint replacements, and have also been proven to be better fitting and of better quality as compared to traditional implants.

By taking a 3D model of the patient’s skeleton, from a CT or MRI scan, doctors could easily customise and design the 3D printed joint implant to scale with the particular body it is being utilized within.

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