Friday, 11 September 2015

Cancer patient receives 3D printed ribs in world-first surgery

quote [ A team of Spanish doctors have surgically implanted a 3D printed titanium sternum and rib cage into the chest of a 54 year old cancer patient. ]

Go Aussie, fucken awesome.
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mechanical contrivance said @ 1:18pm GMT on 11th Sep [Score:1 Underrated]
Now I know titanium can be 3D printed.
sanepride said @ 3:43pm GMT on 11th Sep [Score:1 Funny]
An impressive technological achievement, but they could have just called this guy.
mechanical contrivance said @ 3:54pm GMT on 11th Sep
He did the catering.
5th Earth said @ 4:56pm GMT on 11th Sep
I'd need a lot of sauce to choke those down.
XregnaR said @ 12:47pm GMT on 11th Sep
One step closer to Wolverine.
wangcan0 said @ 2:28pm GMT on 11th Sep
The first 4 times I read this headline, my brain inserted "DIY" into a random place.

"Cancer patient receives 3D printed ribs in world-first DIY surgery"
"Cancer patient receives DIY 3D printed ribs in world-first surgery"
"Cancer patient receives 3D printed ribs in DIY world-first surgery"
"DIY Cancer patient receives 3D printed ribs in world-first surgery"

Dang maker-space and thinking that if it's 3D printed, it has to be a hackjob.
mechanical contrivance said @ 3:54pm GMT on 11th Sep
All my surgery is DIY. I don't trust doctors.
Jack Blue said @ 11:00pm GMT on 11th Sep
I... Am guilty of this too. I had some surgery done by professionals, yes, but the majority, by number, I've done myself. I've fixed ingrown toenails on myself for instance.

Don't recommend it by the way.
robotroadkill said @ 12:38pm GMT on 12th Sep
Are they going to polish them up or anything? I'm no physiologist, but I feel like all those rough surfaces might stimulate growth of scar tissue around it, or something worse.
HP Lovekraftwerk said @ 2:38pm GMT on 12th Sep
It looks like the holes are for making adjustments to where the "ribs" will attach to the sternum. I'm guessing that they hope bone growth will occur along these items, and the holes would give the structure something to bond to, perhaps?

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