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
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

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