No bones about it! 3D-printed material could repair facial deformities, broken limbs and spinal injuries



Bone may be one of the toughest materials in the human body, but a hefty collision or sickness can lead it to crack, snap and even waste away.
Now researchers in the US are hoping to mend broken and damaged bones using 3D-printed implants which encourage the bones to heal themselves.
In a breakthrough study, the team has revealed a man-made material which acts as scaffold for the patient’s own bone.
This has been shown to repair injuries in mice and monkeys.
Developed by a team in Chicago, the researchers say it could lead to low-cost implants for patients with bone cancers, spinal... read more

 
28 September 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 42
Source: Daily Mail
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