Applications of 3D printing in oncology: approaching challenges associated with cancer of the spine

Written by Ralph Mobbs

In this interview, Ralph Mobbs (Prince of Wales Hospital; Sydney, Australia) explains how and why he has adopted 3D printing technologies in surgical interventions to treat cancer of the spine. Biography: Ralph Mobbs is a spinal neurosurgeon from Sydney, Australia. He is Professor of Neurosurgery at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney and divides his time between a clinical practice specializing in minimally invasive, trauma and spinal cancer surgery, and research with a focus on 3D printing, biomaterials and implant design. He is the first surgeon in the world to implant a 3D-printed spinal implant for cancer, after removing...

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