Dubai makes history with first 3D-printed knee surgeries

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A private hospital in Dubai has successfully performed a knee replacement surgery using 3D printing technology.

Doctors at Burjeel Hospital fitted two patients suffering from painful osteoarthritis with customised 3D printed knees.

The procedure has given the men the chance to walk pain-free again.

Doctors claimed the technology was being used for the first time in the UAE and the GCC region, adding that more than a million knee replacement surgeries will be performed worldwide by 2030.

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