15 Mar '13, 12pm

Man has 75 percent of his skull replaced with 3D printed implant: #technews #biotech #3dprint #futurism

Man has 75 percent of his skull replaced with 3D printed implant: #technews #biotech #3dprint #futurism

Plastic prosthetic was specially crafted to suit his cranium In a first of its kind procedure, an un-named patient has successfully had 75% of his skull replaced with a specially crafted plastic prosthetic that was made using a 3D printer. A patient has had three-quarters of his skull replaced with a prosthetic produced via 3D printing. Oxford Performance Materials received permission from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its skull implant on February 18, which led to the surgical operation being performed on March 4. With the FDA's approval, the company says that it can now provide patients with 3D printouts to replace bone damaged by trauma or disease. The way it works is pretty straightforward: The company simply takes a 3D scan of the patient’s affected area and then prints out a matching 3D object layer by layer. The printouts themselves, it should be note...

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