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3D printed children's bones that guide surgery

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A few years ago Westmead Children’s Hospital in Sydney was looking for a material for 3D printing that simulates bone. The aim was to help surgeons go into a theatre to operate, by giving them more understanding of bones so they can test implants and understand how the material will react when you drill or cut into it.

3D printing has a huge advantage, because you can repeatedly print the bone to the exact size and scale of the child they’re about to do the surgery on. As a result a multidisciplinary team at UNSW Built Environment has developed a bone simulation project with practical application.

https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/art-architecture-design/unsw-researcher-using-3d-printing-simulate-childrens-bones-surgeons

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mybrainwave @ 2019.11.11 7:01 PM
Valuable #Innovation using tech to help kids ; great work Westmead.

Lynn Wood @ 2019.11.11 7:22 PM
Yes great to see Australian innovation in health

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By Lynn Wood

6 November 2019

 
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