Oldham Evening Chronicle Newspaper

Oldham Evening Chronicle Newspaper

Walking tall

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.

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