Team of physicians inserts customized 3D printed implant into leg of car accident victim

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Team of physicians inserts customized 3D printed implant into leg of car accident victim

Innovation and cutting-edge technology continues to improve our patient-centered care! During a unique 5-hour surgery, a specialized team of senior physicians from Orthopedic’s Department A and the Plastic and Microsurgery Unit, inserted a customized 3D-printed implant into the leg of a young man who was injured in a car accident.

The 3D-printing allowed for precise matching of the implant to the area where the patient’s bone was injured during the crash.
Also, as part of an¬†additional procedure, medical cement was removed and a 3D-printed titanium-built implant was fully fitted and inserted to the patient’s bone. The implants were designed in-house using our 3D printer.
Dr. Haim Shtarker, director of Orthopedics Department A’ performed the surgery with his deputy Dr. Pavel Nudelman, and Dr. Amin Abu-Jabal, a specialist in plastic and microsurgery. The best news is that just a few days after the successful surgery, the patient was discharged and is on his way to recovery.