UAE opens full 3D-print knee replacement center

By Divi S.

A 3D facility

DUBAI 5 April 2019: In a regional first, the UAE has opened a centre that will offer 3D-printed knee replacements.

Called the Orthopedic Innovation Hub Al Zahra Hospital – Dubai (AZHD), it was launched yesterday during the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, said Wam.

“The hub aims to introduce cutting edge technologies in the field of arthroplasty and orthopedics including 3D printing, cartilage transplantation, robotics and artificial intelligence that will revolutionize patient outcomes,” said Dr Tarabichi, Head of Tarabichi Joint Center at AZHD. “It will implement safe practice for new innovations in orthopedics as well as innovation training and transformation courses for orthopedic surgery personnel.”.

Dr Mohaymen Abdelghany Chief Executive of AZHD said that the starting projects will be 3D printed total knee replacement mimicking the patient ultimate anatomy to get better results in the field of arthroplasty and cartilage transplantation for osteoarthritic patients.

Dubai Gazette