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08 Mar

From Engadget:

Earlier this week, an un-named man in the United States had 75 percent of his skull replaced with a 3D-printed plastic prosthetic, the first-known operation of its kind. The transplant was carried out by Oxford Performance Materials, which received approval to carry out such procedures from the US Food and Drug Administration last month. The company crafted the artificial skull based on a 3D scan of the patient’s head, and the polyetherketoneketone prosthetic sports holes meant to encourage the growth of new cells and bone.

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Posted by on March 8, 2013 in Tech

 

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