Tagged: 3D printed implant

Researchers create 3D-printed heart-valve that mimics and works like real one

Using a multi-material 3D-printer, researchers at the Georgia Tech manufacturing Institute claims to have gained a breakthrough in creating exact, functional replica of human-heart valves. The 3D-printed valve accurately mimics physiological properties of the tissue. It behaves like the original valve and can prove to be a milestone in treatment of aortic stenosis – a condition in which the valves in the left side of the hear narrow, restricting blood flow and trigger a heart failure. Elderly people are more vulnerable to development of this condition. Read More…

World’s first 3D printed vertebra implanted in 12-year-old boy with bone cancer


Sensing limitations of traditionally used orthopedic implants that need to be typically attached to the bone with cement and screws; surgeons at the Perking University in Beijing, China, have successfully implanted first 3D printed vertebra in a 12-year-old boy’s neck. The patient named Minghao, had developed cancer in the vertebra. In the five-hour long specialized spinal cord operation, surgeons removed the tumor located in the second vertebra in the neck and replaced the same with a 3D printed implant. Read More…