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Application Story | Cat walks again thanks to 3D-printed Titanium Prosthetic Limbs

News 17,Aug,2021

A cat whose paws were injured from an accident can walk, run and even climb stairs again, thanks to prosthetic limbs made from titanium printed by Eplus3D metal 3D printers and operated by a medical professionals team guided by Dr. Wang Chao from Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Biomedical Engineering of Beihang University.

Details:

A cat was injured from an accident and two of her paws were lost. It made her very hard to continue walking or running. 

Before operation:

After discussion, Eplus3D cooperated with a medical professionals team guided by Dr. Wang Chao from Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Biomedical Engineering of Beihang University decided to help the cat to walk normally again by applying titanium prosthetic limbs. These limbs were printed by Eplus3D metal 3D printer as 3D printing can realize complicated shape and precise deign of internal structure through customization. Meantime, loose structure can insure long-term stability. Together with the biological compatibility of titanium material, 3D-printed prosthetic limbs will be with more proper strength and hardness, which can meet biological skeleton properties and can help cat to recover in a faster way.

After operation:


After diagnosis and operation, the customized limbs worked well on the cat who recovered quickly and can walk and run normally again.

Other applications in medical industry of Eplus3D 3D printing technology

Besides prosthetic limbs, Eplus3D 3D printing technology has been widely applied in many other aspects in medical industry.

l Spinal implant


l Customized surgical instrument


l Titanium 3D Printed Cochlear Hearing Aids

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