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Some Knee Implants Are Customized

Some patients who need knee replacement operations now can get one that was created by 3-D technology to fit exactly into the space that needs filling when the bad joint is taken out.

TheSouth Florida Sun Sentinel reports that a patented process by the Conformis Corp. uses CT scans to map the knee and create an individualized replica.

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