Mayo Clinic 3D printing

3D Printed Customized Joint Replacement – Mayo Clinic

By April 21, 2013. 3DP Applications, Featured, Medical & Dental, News, Videos

In today’s video feature we see an example of how 3D printing can help people with conditions such as osteoarthritis. Regular joint replacements can bring good results to most people, but how about those afflicted with complicated cases or unusual deformities that a standard replacement can’t fix? The doctors at Mayo Clinic now offer customized joint replacement surgeries by using 3D printers. Take a look at the video below to see how it works:

  • Charles Martin

    Mayo in Jacksonville, FL says they cannot help me. I have a broken pin in my second toe and the pin can’t be removed without destroying the bone. Is 3D printer technology something that could help? Will Jax Mayo get on board with this new technology, or will the doctor who said, “I like to stay two steps behind…” be the rule of law in Jax, while Rochester moves medicine forward?