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Fort Wayne Doc First in Indiana to Implant 3D Printed Knees

A 70 year-old patient in northern Indiana living with two replacement knees was puzzled at her most recent follow-up appointment. Her second knee was replaced just weeks ago, and the first about two years ago—but she asked her surgeon why recovery the second time around was pain free, unlike her first knee replacement. The answer, says Dr. William Berghoff, is cutting-edge technology that's taking the orthopedic sector by storm. The first surgery for Berghoff's patient used an "off-the-shelf" replacement knee, but her second knee was custom made using 3D printing technology to be an exact replica of her unique anatomy.

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Jane Ade Stevens

New Soybean Uses Mean Big Economic Harvest

2014 was another good year for Indiana farmers – record-breaking corn and soybean crops are helping feed the world and fuel Indiana's economy. Indiana's agricultural sector has an economic impact of roughly $40 billion; this year's yield of 300 million bushels of soybeans and over 1 billion bushels of corn are pushing these numbers even higher.

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