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DIY Hip replacement

by dillinger, published

DIY Hip replacement by dillinger Apr 29, 2010

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This is a logicly working model of a human hip replacement.
An example for the idea of using repraps in medical applications.

And abit of fun too....

Enjoy walking!

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Try to avoid the Femoral artery when installing replacement. It is recommended to take one or two aspirin before hand to ensure a smooth setup process. Jig Saw, Knife and Staple Gun are purely for installation and not for thingi assembly.

This is a 5 peice thingi.
All STL's included below.

Enjoy walking!

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I sort of want to print this to show my dad who is going in for surgery in July. He could hand it to the doctor. ;-)

I am trying to print one similar to the Stryker tritanium hip. Will this one rotate in the same manner as the tritanium?

Do not take the aspirin first! It will thin the blood and cause more bleeding. ;)

Uhh... DIY....
I'm not sure I want to remove my own hip and then replace it with printed plastic parts...

A few things about this kind of scare me..

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