3D-Printed Vertebra Gives Bone Cancer Patient Stronger Alternative To Titanium

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3D-Printed Vertebra Gives Bone Cancer Patient Stronger Alternative To Titanium

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A Chinese doctor successfully implanted the world’s first artificial vertebra produced by a 3D printer into the spine of a 12-year-old boy. Reuters
A 12-year-old bone cancer patient named Minghao was recently the first recipient of a new, 3D-printed vertebra in the top of his spine. The Aug. 18 surgery took place at Peking University, where surgeons cut out the cancerous mass and replaced it with a durable artificial replacement.

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