Three dimensional (3D) printing in Orthopaedics: Scope of application and future perspectives

Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics | Vol 8 | Issue 2 |  Jul-Dec 2023 | page: 41-44 | Shubhranshu S Mohanty, Tushar Kadam, Sushant Srivastava


Authors: Shubhranshu S Mohanty [1], Tushar Kadam [1], Sushant Srivastava [2]

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai-12, Hon Consultant, Jaslok, Nanavati & Shushrusha Hospitals, Mumbai, India.
[2] Department of Orthopaedics, Mata Gujri Memorial Medical College, Kishanganj, Bihar, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Shubhranshu S Mohanty,
Dept of Orthopaedics, #608, 6th Floor, MS Building, Seth GS Medical College & King Edward Memorial Hospital,
Parel, Mumbai-400012, India.



Three dimensional (3D) printing also known as additive manufacturing has the potential to change the paradigm of Orthopaedic practice. Modern times have witnessed exponential growth in 3D-printing technology as well as its uses. A wide spectrum of printers are now available, ranging from the desktop printer to high end manufacturing units. The ability to use a plethora of materials and create almost limitless geometric shapes with varying surface topography makes this method of production highly appealing. Certain inherent advantages include easy customizability, small production runs, less wastage of material, smaller footprint. Challenges such as lack of data, absence of established government regulations and cost considerations remain, but one can expect these to be overcome as the economy of scale plays out and the medical fraternity becomes more accommodating of the new technology.
Keywords: Three dimensional printing, Recent Advances, Arthroplasty, Spine, Tumor Implants


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How to Cite this article: Mohanty SS, Kadam T, Srivastava S. Three dimensional (3D) printing in Orthopaedics: Scope of application and future perspectives. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics July-December 2023;8(2):41-44.

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“ Shoulder Arthroplasty in Young ”

Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics | Vol 6 | Issue 1 |  Jan-Jun 2021 | page: 74-80 | Nagraj Shetty

Author: Nagraj Shetty [1]

[1] Consultant Arthroscopy, Shoulder, Knee preservation Surgeon Lilavati hospital Nanavati Superspeciality hospital Hinduja Healthcare Surgical, Mumbai, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Nagraj Shetty,
Orthopaedic Department, Nanavati Superspeciality Hospital, SV Road, Vile Parle west , Mumbai, India.


Background: Prosthetic shoulder replacement provides excellent pain relief and functional improvement for patients with shoulder arthritis. Total shoulder arthroplasty for osteoarthritis and reverse shoulder arthroplasty for cuff tear arthropathy remains the gold standard for the geriatric patient population. Poor long-term survivorship, implant failure (glenoid component loosening, and glenoid arthrosis), and functional deterioration requiring early revision surgery are major concerns of similar management in younger patients. Young patients prove as a major challenge to shoulder surgeons due to expected longer life expectancy, desire to pursue sports, and active lifestyle thereby placing excessive demands on their shoulder arthroplasty components. Alternative strategies for arthroplasty in young have been developed; however, there is presently no clear consensus, recommendations to guide clinicians toward management. This manuscript reviews the current concepts of shoulder arthroplasty in young patients.
Keywords: Shoulder, arthritis, arthroplasty, glenoid, total shoulder arthroplasty


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How to Cite this article: Shetty N. “ Shoulder Arthroplasty in Young ”. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics Jan-Jun 2021;6(1):74-80.

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Peri-proshthetic Joint Infection

Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics | Vol 4 | Issue 2 |  July-Dec 2019 | page:45-50 | Dr. Shubhranshu S. Mohanty, Dr. Swapnil A. Keny

Author: Dr. Shubhranshu S . Mohanty [1], Dr. Swapnil A. Keny [1]

[1] Dept. of Orthopaedics, Seth GS Medical College & King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Shubhranshu S. Mohanty,
Dept. of Orthopaedics, Seth GS Medical College & King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.


Prosthetic joint infections in one of the most serious complication of Joint Arthroplasty. Over the years the understanding and management of PJI has evolved. The current review presents and overviews of the recent advances in the field
Keywords: Prosthetic joint infection, arthroplasty.


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How to Cite this article: Mohanty S S, Keny S A. Peri-proshthetic Joint Infection. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics July-Dec 2019;4(2):45-50.

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Prosthetic Joint Infection – How to Deal with it Rationally

Vol 2 | Issue 2 |  July – Dec 2017 | Page 11-15 | Shantanu Patil, Anshu Shekhar, Sachin Tapasvi

Authors: Shantanu Patil [1], Anshu Shekhar [2], Sachin Tapasvi [2].

[1] Department of Translational Medicine and Research, Kattankulathur Campus, SRM University, India.
[2] The Orthopedic Speciality Clinic, Pune, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr Shantanu Patil
Department of Translational Medicine and Research,
Kattankulathur Campus, SRM University, India


Prosthetic Joint Infection is a devastating complication both for the patient and the surgeon. It depends on many factors including patient factors, surgeon factors, surgery set up. The most important factor in management of PJI is to take care of all modifiable factors that can bring down the rate of infection. One of the critical steps is in prevention of surgical site infections and raising awareness among the surgeons and patients about the role of various screening procedures and avoiding indiscriminate antibiotic abuse. Management option includes one stage or two stage exchange arthroplasty, but the success rates are less than 90%. At times salvage surgeries like fusion, excision arthroplasty or amputation may also be needed. The present article overviews the prevention and management of PJI
Keywords: Prosthetic Joint Infection, arthroplasty, revision, salvage


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How to Cite this article: Patil S, Shekhar A, Tapasvi S. Prosthetic Joint Infection – How to deal with it Rationally. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics July-Dec 2017; 2(2):11-15

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