Wow! I went bionic 5 years ago – I sure wish I’d had a custom-built hip … probably cheaper too!
3D Printed Hip Socket Uses Patient’s Stem Cell ‘Glue’ to Hold Joint in Place
(Rosetreestrust) A 71-year-old woman got new hips – thanks to a 3D printer and her own stem cells. The 3D printer welded together layers of titanium to construct the tailor-made socket for the new hip joint. Professor Richard Oreffo developed the patient’s own stem cells to act as a glue to hold the structure in place.