3D printed plastic implant replaces three-quarters of man's skull

Science News
Mar. 14, 2013

Surgeons have replaced 75 percent of a manís skull with a custom-designed polymer cranium constructed with a 3-D printer. The surgery took place on March 4 and is the first U.S. case following the FDAís approval of the implants last month. The patientís reason for needing such extensive replacement surgery has not been revealed.

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