Oldham Evening Chronicle Newspaper
A CHADDERTON woman has become a medical rendsetter after having a pioneering “designer” knee replacement.
Accounts manager Barbara Chapman (63) is thought to be the first person in the North-West with a knee created specifically for her.
A CT scan produced a 3D image of Barbara’s knee which was emailed to America where manufacturer ConforMIS produced an exact replica in a 3D printer.
“The days of one size will fit all are long behind us,” explained orthopaedic consultant Fahad Attar, who implanted the knee at the BMI Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle.