Custom made replacement joints printed on demand
One of the groups at the forefront is right here in Canada. It's a "joint" collaboration – pun intended - between the Universities of Waterloo, Toronto, Guelph, and Mount Sinai Hospital. They've created custom-made, 3-D printed bone joints, a process they call additive manufacturing, which they've already successfully implanted into sheep.
Dr. Mihaela Vlasea is an assistant professor of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo, and one of the developers of the 3D-printed joints.