Patient specific 3D printed hip implants offer a novel method to reconstruct large pelvic defects. Patients with such defects are in general not ambulatory and have large disabilities. These custom designed implants offer a solution in patients where other reconstruction options are not available. For the design and fabrication of these implants, we collaborate with OSSIS, a New Zealand based company.
A multi center study is on going to study the fixation of these implants using Radiostereometry.