Patient receives 3D printed vertebrae transplant in India first

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A patient has regained the ability to walk after receiving a 3D printed vertebrae. Surgeons from Gurgaon Hospital (India) have announced the country’s first successful transplant of a 3D printed vertebrae. The patient, a 32 year old woman who was suffering from spinal tuberculosis, is said to be walking again and is expected to make a full recovery. This surgery became necessary after doctors discovered that there was no skeletal support between the patient’s skull and lower cervical spine due to the extent of the damage to the second and third cervical vertebrae. Lead senior consultant, V Anand Naik, Institute...

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