Chinese hospital implanted 50 patients with 3-D printed parts with no adverse reactions

08/20/2014 - 00:00

  Using a printer to produce lifesaving medical implants and body parts might sound like science fiction, but it is already a reality in China. <br><br>Peking University Third Hospital, a top hospital in China, recently announced that its Orthopedics Department has been using enhanced implants produced by a 3-D printer in a clinical trial, with promising results. "We started clinical trials on 3-D produced implants late last year, and now we have used dozens of such implants in more than 50 patients," said Liu Zhongjun, director with the department.<br><br><a href="">READ MORE ON PEKING UNIVERSITY</a>