3D Printed Knee Implants Could Cut Surgery Times & Improve Arthritis Treatment
A New Treatment has Been Developed Using Personalised, 3D Printed Implants to Help Improve the Lives of Thousands of Arthritis Sufferers.
Engineers from the University of Bath’s Centre for Therapeutic Innovation have developed the personalised early knee osteoarthritis treatment, which uses state-of-the-art 3D metal printing technology to make personalised medical-grade titanium-alloy plates to perfectly fit every patient.
Following a virtual ‘in-silico’ trial to demonstrate its safety, the treatment has been given the go ahead to be trialled in UK patients. The findings from the trial have been published in Communications Medicine.