So, I go in for a check up and the doctor prints me out a new cranium. Stop me if you have heard this one. Some kidding aside, to be able to go into the hospital and have a new piece of your skull printed out while you wait shows that the future is here and it is going to help the human body in so many ways. This earth suit of ours has not changed since we became us so maybe it is time for an system update. Sign me up.
3D printing technology has helped replace 75 percent of a patient’s skull with the approval of U.S. regulators.
The 3D-printed implant can replace the bone in people’s skulls damaged by disease or trauma, according to Oxford Performance Materials. The company announced it had received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its skull implant on Feb. 18 — a decision that led to the first U.S. surgical operation on March 4.
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