Surgery performed using 3D printing technology
Updated: 2014-02-13 17:34
By ZHENG CAIXIONG (chinadaily.com.cn)
A hospital in Guangdong province successfully performed surgery on a patient who suffered from acetabular fractures using 3D printing technology, Southern Metropolis Daily reported on Thursday.
The full simulation of the "fracture of acetabulum" was printed out by a 3D printer before the surgery was conducted at the No 3 Hospital Affiliated to Southern Medical University in the provincial capital Guangzhou.
The patient surnamed Zhang, 43, who suffered serious acetabular fractures in a fall, could sit up the second day after the surgery.
It was the first time 3D printing technology has been in clinical treatment in the southern province.