Surgeons hope hi-tech print technology will help injured soldier to walk again

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A HI-TECH printer supplied by a Derbyshire firm that can produce three-dimensional objects is being used in pioneering surgery that could revolutionise knee operations.OPS, in Woodyard Lane, Foston,…


The OPS printer has been able to produce a 3D model of the knee and patterns for the titanium plates that will hold the joint together.

The machine has also been able to produce cutting guides, which will allow surgeons to conserve as much of the existing knee as possible, reducing the need for them to reconstruct ligaments, which speeds up the patient’s recovery time.

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