3D – Printed Vertebra Implant

3d-printed-vertebra

Although this is another example of 3-d printing, this one is significant because successful long-term observation of for this operation would prove the viability of 3-d printed bone implants anywhere in the body. This operation replaced a vertebra in a 12-year-old patient who had cancer in his spinal cord. This replacement will not require cement or screws and is expected to grow in with natural growth and become a permanent part of the boy’s spine. Read more at:  http://www.engadget.com/2014/08/25/3d-printed-vertebra-implant/

 

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Dave Bove

Innovation Lover, Singer, Actor, Songwriter, Guitarist (poor one), Artist, Computer Geek, and Jolly (sometimes) Rancher...

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