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3D-printed implants 'cutting the cost of surgery in Wales'

Welsh design experts are working closely with surgeons at the University Hospital of Wales to produce surgical 3D implants.

Hip implants or models for reconstructive facial surgery are all produced from resin using high intensity lasers.

According to the surgeons, the 3D-printed implants save the NHS both time and money.

With surgery being an expensive undertaking, experts say that pre-designed and prepared implants can be real money savers.

Tomos Dafydd reports.

  • 08 Jan 2015
  • From the section Wales
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