3D printing has been used for architecture, industrial design, automotive and aerospace engineering. In medicine, 3D printing has had most success with prosthetics, dental work and hearing aids. Nowadays 3D Printing technology has also revolutionized joint replacements.
When Martin Meyers had two meniscus tears four years ago, it got so bad that he couldn’t walk a block without stopping. Meyers needed a new knee. In the traditional way, doctors choose a type of knee and cut the bone to make them fit. But Meyers got a new type of knee implant – it was made by a 3-D printer.
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When it comes to advancement in some surgeries, the future is here now, thanks to 3D printing.
(Quelle: Youtube / WPBF 25 News)