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Endocon Uses GE Laser Technology for Hip Implant Removal

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Using General Electric’s Additive Concept Laser Direct Metal Laser Melting (DMLM) technology, medical device developer Endocon GmbH has developed a 3D-printed surgical tool to improve and simplify the removal of hip implants. Post-processed and 3D-printed parts of the endoCupcut device still attached to the build plate. Courtesy of GE Additive. The implantation of acetabular cups is a relatively routine hip replacement operation. Their removal, however, is a much more complicated process. Typically, surgeons use a chisel to dislodge the implanted cup, presenting risks to a...Read full article

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