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Boy Implanted with 3D Printed Vertebra

A 12 yr old with bone cancer just became the first person to be implanted with a vertebra made from a 3-D printer. The 3D replica did not require surgical cement or screws to be implanted. The vertebra was printed out of titanium powder with small pores throughout so that his future bone growth will bond with the device. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/12/chinese-boy-implanted-with-3d-printed-vertebra_n_5805910.html #PopNews

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