drvarun sqMedical 3D Printing & Bioprinting

Dr Varun Tyagi is a medical doctor who practices in India and writes about remarkable and historical landmarks throughout the medical world.  Dr Varun believes that 3D printing can help democratize medical care, making medical devices affordable and available to everyone on the planet.

 Tale of First

Penelope Heller was diagnosed in 2014 with chondrosarcoma, a rare type of cancer of bones and joints. She underwent a 3D Printed Sternum Implant Surgery when her own normal implant didn’t work out well. The newer 3D Printed Sternum Implant gave her much recovery with full range of motion, however, a special approval from US FDA was put forward before the surgery was done.

 

Source: http://www.zdnet.com/article/australian-made-3d-printed-sternum-and-rib-cage-implanted-into-ny-patient/