Doctors bring successful 3D-printed prosthetic for chest in

Sep

12

2015

Physicians have managed to bring in a custom-made breast prosthesis made of titanium in a living patient in Spain. The 54-year-old man was suffering from a tumor around his chest. He recovered well.

The doctors decided to make the prosthesis to size, because it would be difficult due to the complexity of the chest in order to insert a generic attachment. They let the prosthesis by the Australian Anatomics that previously used the data from a CT scan and a 3D printer set in.

The prosthesis is particularly. It is the first time that scientists have succeeded in inserting a titanium adapter that fits the anatomy of the chest. As a result, the prosthesis makes it less likely to release in comparison to regular titanium plates, which are normally inserted.

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