3D Printed Spine Saves 12 Year Old Boy in China
Doctors at China’s Peking University Third Hospital have successfully removed a cancerous vertebra from a 12-year old boy and replaced it with a 3D printed implant in a first such procedure worldwide, Forbes reports.
“This is the first use of a 3D-printed vertebra as an implant for orthopedic spine surgery in the world,” said Dr. Liu Zhongjun, director of the Orthopedics Department at the hospital, as quoted by the CBS News.
The boy, referred to as Minghao, was diagnosed with cancer following a football accident. The tumor was located on the second vertebra in his neck. He is reported to be in good condition following a five-hour surgery and is expected to recover quickly.
“There are few overnight successes and many up-all-night successes.”
– Kevin Ashton (via brycedotvc)
“When you’re just starting to learn something new, the errors that you experience are helping you learn faster.”
– Science Confirms It: If You Want To Succeed, You Have To Screw Up (via fastcompany)
Haha, good to know!
Why is technology always about efficiency? These apps introduce a little something unexpected in your day and get you to really take in your surroundings.
Huh. Interesting concept!
“It gives you the intimate ability to turn and say, ‘Whoa. Please tell me you saw that, too.’”
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Ahh, I love technology!!
“Educate the children and it won’t be necessary to punish the men.”
The sharing economy runs into some trouble taking to the skies.
Ah, the sharing economy. You can share rides to the office. You can share apartments. You can even share boats. What you can’t share, though, is your airplane, should you be lucky enough to own one.