Surgeons Implant 3D-Printed Vertebrae to Save a Cancer Patient’s Life
Publication DateMay 1 2016
DescriptionNeurosurgeons in Australia used a 3D printed body part to treat a rare and aggressive form of cancer known as chordoma. Dr. Ralph Mobbs — neurosurgeon at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney — and his team extracted the cancerous bone and replaced it with a titanium 3D-printed vertebrae. This is the first of its kind.