Is there currently any hospitals or medical facilities (or even research labs) effectively using 3D printing on humans yet? I am interested in the technique to fix microtia on my daughter.

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Michael Gorney on May 25, 2017 • 2 answers
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I am willing to enter her into research / trials of the technology to "fix" her outer ear. Or if there are already medical facilities using these techniques in their procedures (in the united states?) I would like to know where / what facilities are these available at?

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I am asking a colleague in ENT surgery for his thoughts. I will follow up after I hear back from him.

Best regards
Roger

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Roger Narayan on May 25, 2017
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Hi Michael,
3D printing has been used at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Edinburgh, UK) to help produce prosthetic ears for children with microtia. You can find out a bit more about the process in this article: http://bit.ly/2d0sPtH
The University of Washington (Seattle, USA) has used 3D printed models for the same purpose as detailed here: http://bit.ly/2rwvumn
The Ear Surgery Center of Excellence (Beverly Hills, USA) also appears to be interested in the use of 3D printing for recontructive surgery: http://bit.ly/2rP76gx
-Sonia

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Sonia Mannan on Jun 06, 2017
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