Chinese Teen Gets World’s First 3D-Printed Vertebra Implant

 

 

 

 

” The use of 3D printers in the medical field took another step forward this week after a group of Chinese surgeons successfully implanted an artificial vertebrae replacement in a patient. The procedure is considered to be the first of its kind.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” ¬†Doctors at Beijing’s Peking University Third Hospital were able to replace the second vertebrae on a 12-year-old boy identified as Minghao. According to¬†China Central Television, Minghao was diagnosed with cancer after injuring his neck while playing soccer. Doctors treating Minghao for the neck injury identified a malignant tumor on the boy’s spine.”

 

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