3D Printed Hip by Mobelife Puts Teenager Back On Her Feet

3D Printing really is changing the world as we know it!

Biotech 3D Printing

Materialise has collaborated with UK hospitals to create 3D printed hip implants through their daughter company Mobelife


A 15 year old Swedish girl was facing a lifetime in a wheelchair because of a congenital disease that left her with a severely deformed left hip joint. Her condition forced her to be home schooled and was causing her a lot of pain. With the Mobelife aMace® implant, she is now pain free, walking without crutches and going back to school like a normal teenager.

In 2012, Prof Rydholm from the Skane University Hospital in Lund, Sweden came to Mobelife with the case of a 15 year old Swedish girl who suffered from Neurofibromatosis, a congenital disease also known as ‘Von Recklinghausen’s disease’, which left her with a severe skeletal deformation of the left hip because of a neurofibroma that destroyed her pelvis and which was causing a lot of pain.

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