British surgeon uses 3D printing to create pelvis for a cancer patient

A British surgeon has used 3D scanning and 3D printing techniques to create a new pelvis for a patient who had lost the whole right side of his pelvis to cancer.

The patient in his sixties had been diagnosed with a rare bone tumour called chondrosarcoma. „Since this cancer does not respond to drugs or radiotherapy, the only option was to remove half of the pelvis,“ said Craig Gerrand to Telegraph, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust.
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