Computer ‘printed’ implant can heal broken bones

A pioneering implant to treat complex leg fractures can help challenging cases that until now could lead to amputation. 

Russell Neighbour, 60, a construction consultant from Ash, Surrey, tells ADRIAN MONTI how it has helped him walk again.

The patient  

Two years ago, I was putting up Christmas lights outside our house when I stretched, overbalanced and fell off the ladder; Russell Neighbour, 60, a construction consultant from Ash, Surrey, tells ADRIAN MONTI

Two years ago, I was putting up Christmas lights outside our house when I stretched, overbalanced and fell off the ladder.

I hit the ground 20 ft below at such force that it shattered the bones in my right lower leg. My shin bone was poking out of the back of my lower leg. Then I fell backwards, meaning the protruding bone buried itself in the grass.

It was traumatic, but thanks to the adrenaline I wasn’t

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