3D systems, a 3D printing company that is responsible for printing things like prosthetic legs, has now partnered with Rita Leibinger Medical to create and print metal knee implants for canines. The metal orthopedic knee implants will be used to fix a very common injury in dogs’ hind legs.
Wireless implantable passive resonator sensor. Measures force as an indicator of healing in orthopedic implants. Could be integrated into spine fusion implants, fracture fixation implants, and total joint prostheses (such as knee). Eric Ledet, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (link goes to intriguing article) #bone
One of developments around 3D printing that will have a huge impact on how things are produced, are within the medical science. 3D printers are already able to produce false teeth, hip joints and replacement knees. With 3D bio-printing in the pipeline, dental and medical applications could be worth $6bn by 2025