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Required to be innovative and design oriented, orthopedics is one of the first surgical sub-specialties in medicine that has successfully adapted 3D printing technology and served as a poster child on how a new technology can be creatively used to provide higher level of patient care. Currently, there are four main innovative areas using 3D …

“It was like magic,” says James Yoo, a researcher at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine who is developing a portable printer to graft skin directly onto burn victims. “Every wound is different; the depth is different; and they’re very irregular,” Yoo says. “By mapping the area, you can determine how many cell layers are needed for the subdermal tissue, as well as the epithelial area. The advantage of the printer is that you can deliver cells more accurately and precisely.”

This Low-Cost 3-D Printer Can Produce Human Organs And Bones

$5000 BioFabrication 3D Printer. Prints living tissues, from Tumour tissue for pharma testing, to bone tissue for grafts. The possibilities!

Robohand uses 3-D printing to replace lost digits

In this photo taken Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 Dylan Laas shows how his Robohand works during an interview with the Associated Press in Johannesburg. Laas who was born with Amniotic Band Syndrome, got his hand from carpenter, Richard van As who lost four fingers to a circular saw two years ago and started workin on building the Robohand after seeing a video posted online of a mechanical hand made for a costume in a theater production. Since then van As has fitted Robohands on about 170 people…

Look at These Crazily Realistic 3-D Printed Noses and Ears

How road accident victim's face will be reconstructed with 3D printing

Revealed: How surgeons will reconstruct road accident victim's face using 3D printing (Daily Mail 17 November 2013)

The World's First 3D-Printed Titanium Rib Cage Is a Medical Marvel

It sounds like something straight out of a comic book, but after losing his sternum and part of his rib cage to cancer, a 54-year-old Spanish man received the world’s first 3D-printed chest prosthetic made from lightweight, but incredibly strong, titanium.