Thursday March 14th, 2013
3D printed plastic implant replaces three-quarters of man's skull (Science News)
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.