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Doctors replace ankle with 3D-printed implant

New Jersey-based Holy Name Medical Center announced the completion of the first surgery to use a custom 3D-printed bone implant to repair a patient’s foot and ankle.

The use of 3D printing technology allows for more precise and personalized treatment. Through advanced imaging, doctors gain an improved visual understanding of patient anatomy to create customized bone implants. Dr. Peter J. Iannuzzi, a specialist foot and ankle surgeon, performed the surgery and replaced the upper bone of the foot and ankle with a new titanium alloy printed implant.

“The ability to replicate a bone through this 3D procedure marks a significant milestone in patient care. We are now equipped with an unparalleled tool to advance surgical interventions, ultimately providing our patients with better outcomes and improved quality of life.” said Dr. Iannuzzi.

The ability to replicate bone through this 3D process marks a significant milestone in patient care. Dr. Iannuzzi highlights that this technology offers an unprecedented opportunity to advance surgical procedures and ultimately provide better outcomes and improved quality of life for patients. “Holy Name remains at the forefront of medical innovation with this development, continually integrating cutting-edge technology and advanced treatments into patient care. Such advances continue to revolutionize orthopedic surgery and provide patients with more precise, safer and more effective treatment.


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