3D Printed Body Parts Are Almost Here!
High School Students Make Prosthetic Hand For 9-Year-Old Girl
"Kylie Wicker was born without fingers on her left hand. She has always tried to keep a positive attitude about her situation, however, sometimes it hasn't been easy."
3D-printed skull implanted in patient
"The patient who received the new skull suffers from a condition that thickens the bone structure, particularly that of the skull."
Artificial eyes, plastic skulls: 3-D printing the human bodyl
"The 21st century has seen the growth of 3-D printing, with well-known applications in architecture, manufacturing, engineering, and now increasingly in medicine."
Replacement Organs and Tissues
"There is a critical shortage of organs for transplantation, with more than 60,000 people on the nationwide waiting list."
Printing Skin Cells on Burn Wounds
"Skin is the body's largest organ. Loss of the skin barrier results in fluid and heat loss and the risk of infection."