Successful Hip Replacement Surgery Achieved by Chinese Doctors Using 3D Printing

Published By : 23 Apr 2015 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

The use of 3D printing in the medical field is growing at a fast pace. Nevertheless, this field employs this technology to create actual 3D print prosthetics or for creating surgical guides which are used prior to surgery, this technology is well on its way to be used in major hospitals across the globe.

On the other hand, Europe and the United States have been at the forefront of the 3D medical printing and imaging technology, and one nation switch can certainly be competing with European and American countries is China. However, it seems as though the report on another successful medical story which has recently come from this Asian country could further cement this fact.

The doctors at the Xinjiang Medical University, which is a Fifth Affiliated Hospital with a facility of 569,000 square ft., have now successfully completed a hip replacement surgery by deploying the 3D printing technology.

A woman of age 42 years called Ms. Zhao that lives in the Jimsar Country in the Xinjiang area of China has been complaining of severe hip pain. Also, three years ago this pain had turned so severe that the patient could hardly walk anymore. The patient after going from one hospital to another for a treatment solution was unable to find anything that would prove effective. Furthermore, one hospital completely misdiagnosed the patient’s condition as a herniated disc.

However, earlier this current month, the patient visited the Fifth Affiliated Hospital for treatment and found a doctor that could help. The doctor diagnosed that the patient with a significant limp was suffering from the condition of congenital dislocation of the hip.
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