Dr. Ronald Hugate uses 3D-printed implant to replace cancerous bone: 3 things to know

Written by Shayna Korol | January 29, 2019 | Print  |

Ronald Hugate, MD, replaced part of a patient's cancerous pelvis with a 3D-printed titanium implant, CBS Denver Local reports.

Three things to know:

1. The patient suffered from chondrosarcoma in his right pelvis. Dr. Hugate removed the cancerous portion of the pelvis and used a 3D-printed implant to replace the removed part.

2. This is the second case Dr. Hugate has performed with this technology. He cites improved surgical precision, customized reconstruction and reduced time in the operating room as key benefits.

3. Dr. Hugate is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Panorama Orthopedics & Spine in Highlands Ranch, Colo., and Golden, Colo. He specializes in orthopedic oncology, hip preservation, complex joint reconstruction and limb salvage.

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