Chinese clinical trial is assessing effect of 3D printing on surgery times

Written by Freya Leask

A clinical trial is underway in Southwest Hospital to assess if utilizing 3D printed guides will improve surgery times and fusion rates when treating subtalar joint problems. A clinical trial is underway in Southwest Hospital to assess if utilizing 3D printed guides will improve surgery times and fusion rates when treating subtalar joint problems. Surgeons in Southwest Hospital (Chongqing, China) are currently involved in a clinical trial to assess how 3D printed drilling guides can improve surgery times. Subtalar arthrodesis procedures are carried out to correct deformities in the subtalar joint or remove painful arthritis by causing two bones in...

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