FIT: 3-D Printed Ligaments May Be an Ideal Way to Repair Injured Knees

FIT: 3-D Printed Ligaments May Be an Ideal Way to Repair Injured Knees

FIT: 3-D Printed Ligaments May Be an Ideal Way to Repair Injured Knees

Currently, the way to repair a torn ACL is taking a healthy ligament from the injured patent or a donor to replace the damaged one, but those methods are not ideal and come with a set of possible complications. But Florida Institute of Technology-led research into 3-D printed tissue may eventually yield an ideal way to treat ACL injuries, which affect 150,000 Americans each year, according to The American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.

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