It has been almost a year since we successfully completed our first case in Kazakhstan, and we are thrilled to report the patient has resumed full weight-bearing walking, nine months after a steady and encouraging recovery.

This cross-border achievement was made possible through the joint efforts of HKUMed – The University of Hong Kong, KazIOR and Koln 3D, where we were able to perform a limb-preserving surgery on a young patient suffering from pelvic cancer, using a patient-matched implant set.

Undertaking such a challenging surgery, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, was no easy feat. We extend our gratitude to the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and HKSTP – Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation for their invaluable support. By working together, we have not only saved lives but also improved the surgical outcomes of our patients.

Introductory video of our first pelvic cancer case in Kazakhstan: