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Customized Implants cover bones optimally

Interview with Prof. Christian Lüring, Director of the Orthopaedic Clinic in Dortmund

It may fits, but somewhere it still tweaks. Although a suit off the rack serves its purpose, it is still far from being an ideal solution. With a custom made heart it is different: Here everything fits perfectly. It is similar with implants. Often patients complain about the fact that those implants feel strange. 3D printing is on the best way to change this. Here, the implants are adapted to the carrier. However, as with a suit, quality also has its price.


Photo: Christian Lüring

Prof. Christian Lüring with a knee implant in his hands; © Christian Lüring

Photo: Cobalt-chromium knee implant

Cobalt-chromium alloys have a high flexural strength and are also very biocompatible; © Christian Lüring