Need your jaw removed? Why don’t you just print out a new one?

More in the news today about 3D printing, and what it could do for us in the future. An 83 year old woman had a new lower jaw printed and implanted recently in Belgium. It took 4 hours to perform and it took only one day of healing for her to be talking and eating again. Compared to a more traditional surgery that can last up to 20 hours and have a 2-4 week healing period, I’d say this is revolutionary.

3Ders via IO9


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