Dr. Rajiv Shah performs world's 1st 3D-printed talus replacement

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Vadodara, India-based orthopedic surgeon Dr. Rajiv Shah performed the world's first 3D-printed talus replacement in an orthopedic trauma patient, 3Dprint.com reports.

Startup 3D Post printed the patient-specific titanium implant with the EOS M 280, a metal 3D printer that works on the powder bed fusion principle.

The design and fabrication process took approximately three weeks. The 3D Post team is focusing on applying the technology to a wide range of orthopedic trauma cases.


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