3D-printed tracheal splints used in pediatric surgery

Written by Georgi Makin

Surgeons at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (GA, US) have utilized three 3D-printed tracheal splints in surgery to aid the breathing of a patient of only 7 months old, in what has been described as a ‘groundbreaking’ procedure. Pediatric surgeons at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (GA, US) have performed the first procedure in Georgia where 3D-printed tracheal splints have been implanted in an infant of only 7 months of age, in what has been described as a ‘groundbreaking’ procedure. Bioengineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology (GA, US) helped to design and develop the splints, utilizing innovative and experimental 3D printing...

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