A New Way To Get A HeadSubmitted by Jive Dadson on Sun, 04/21/2013 - 22:10
Plastic implant replaces three-quarters of man's skull
Polymer cranium made using 3-D printer
By Rachel Ehrenberg
Surgeons have replaced 75 percent of a man’s skull with a custom-designed polymer cranium constructed with a 3-D printer. The surgery took place on March 4 and is the first U.S. case following the FDA’s approval of the implants last month. The patient’s reason for needing such extensive replacement surgery has not been revealed.