Dr. Kent Ellington performs OrthoCarolina's 1st 3D-printed total talus replacement

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OrthoCarolina's first total talus replacement with a 3D-printed implant was recently completed by Kent Ellington, MD.

Four things to know:

1. Dr. Ellington is an orthopedic surgeon with OrthoCarolina Foot and Ankle Institute in Charlotte.

2. The procedure was performed on a 69-year-old patient with long-term avascular necrosis.

3. Durham, N.C.-based Restor3D developed the implant, which consists of cobalt chrome metal.

4. OrthoCarolina has 32 orthopedic locations with more than 300 providers, according to its website.

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