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New talus replacement surgery uses 3-D printing technology

May 27, 2016

According to Mark Myerson, MD, director of The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center in Boston, use of a talus replacement that is tailored to individual patient’s anatomy by using 3-D technology can provide a “life-changing experience” for patients.

“The final result is truly unbelievable, the mobility it affords the patient, enhancing the quality of life,” Myerson, said in a press release from Mercy Medical Center. “I have been practicing orthopedic surgery of the foot and ankle for 32 years and it is rare that something like this comes along that help patients in this way.”

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