3D printing, in which a three-dimensional object of virtually any shape can be created from computer data, has enormous potential in the field of medicine, as one pioneering British surgeon has shown.
Orthopedic surgeon Craig Gerrand used 3D printing to create a pelvis – the first of its kind – for a patient who had lost his to cancer. The man, a retired professional in his sixties, had been diagnosed with a rare bone tumor for which there was no treatment.
Following the successful procedure, he can now walk with a cane.
(READ the story from in the Telegraph)