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28 3D-Printed Medical Breakthroughs

From 3D-Printed Genetic Glues to Printed Facial Prosthetics

— March 23, 2015 — Lifestyle
3D-printed medical innovations are changing the medical and healthcare industry as we know it, by making it possible to mass-produce medical attachments and accessories with minimal human labor. More importantly, 3D printing also makes it possible to create highly customizable medical implants that are crafted to order for specific patients' needs.

Perhaps the best example of 3D-printed medical innovation is the prosthetic. It is becoming increasingly routine to use this technology to map patients' body parts and create individualized prosthetics made just for them. This leads to better outcomes than one-size-fits-all prosthetics.

3D-printing has also resulted in the spawning of incredibly high-tech medical innovations such as heartbeat regulators as well as genetic glues that could be used in the development of artificial organs.

The potential for 3D printing's impact on medicine is impossible to measure, but it's safe to say that this technology will help alleviate suffering and offer more rapid solutions to patients suffering from a variety of medical disorders.
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3D-Printed Medical Braces
3D-Printed Medical Braces
Andiamo Looks to Revolutionize the Way Kids Are Fitted with Orthotics
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3D-Printed Jaws
3D-Printed Jaws
This 3D-Printed Jaw Was Made For An Indian Cancer Patient
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3D-Printed Knee Replacements
3D-Printed Knee Replacements
The ConforMIS Implants Are Revolutionizing Knee Replacement Surgery
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3D-Printed Kidneys
3D-Printed Kidneys
ACT Group and UoC Collaborated to Make a Viable 3D Kidney
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3D Printed Prosthetic Limbs
3D Printed Prosthetic Limbs
Little Liam Got a Fully Functional 3D Printed Robot Hand for Only $150
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Artificial Mandibles
Artificial Mandibles
LayerWise & Research Institute Biomed Create 3D-Printed Jaw for 83-Year-Old
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3D Printed Back Braces
3D Printed Back Braces
This Fashionable and Personalized Scoliosis Brace is Targeted Towards Teens
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3D-Printed Heartbeat Regulators
3D-Printed Heartbeat Regulators
These Artificial Heart 3D-Printed Membranes Could Save Your Life
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3D-Printed Bionic Ears
3D-Printed Bionic Ears
Scientists Have Created a Tool That Revolutionizes the Way We Listen
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Surgical Handheld 3D Printers
Surgical Handheld 3D Printers
This Handheld 3D Printer Will Let Surgeons 'Draw' in New Cells
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3D Printed Animal Limbs
3D Printed Animal Limbs
The 3D Printed Duck Limb is Making Strides in Saving Injured Animals
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3D-Printed Genetic Glues
3D-Printed Genetic Glues
This Medical 3D Printing Innovation Aids the Creation of Organs
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3D-Printed Skull Implants
3D-Printed Skull Implants
A Patient Had 75 Percent of Their Skull Replaced in Pioneering Procedure
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3D Printed Wheelchair Ramps
3D Printed Wheelchair Ramps
The Printable Portable Wheelchair Ramps Make Mobility More Convenient
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3D-Printed Sleep Mouthpieces
3D-Printed Sleep Mouthpieces
This 3D-Printed Mouthpiece Helps Sleep Apnea Patients Breathe Better
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Pen-Like Dental Scanners
Pen-Like Dental Scanners
The Mabi Smart Mouth-Scanning System Brings Ease to Oral Examinations
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Instant-Printed Schnozes
Instant-Printed Schnozes
The 3D-Printed Nose May Be Available for Trauma Patients Within a Year
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3D Printed Facial Surgeries
3D Printed Facial Surgeries
CARTIS Has Used 3D Printing for Surgical Repairs
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3D-Printed Exoskeletons
3D-Printed Exoskeletons
This Robotic Exoskeleton is Changing Lives
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Electronic Bandage Printers
Electronic Bandage Printers
The Band-Aid Printer Uses Tech to Cover Skinned Knees
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Ultrasound-Healing Medical Casts
Ultrasound-Healing Medical Casts
Osteoid by Deniz Karasahin is a Stylish and Practical Alternative
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Superhero-Inspired Hand Replacements
Superhero-Inspired Hand Replacements
Bubba's 3D Printed Prosthetic Limb is Modelled After Iron Man
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Printed Facial Prosthetics
Printed Facial Prosthetics
Eric Moger's 3D Print Piece Was Applied in the Aftermath of Surgery
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Impressive Football Prostheses
Impressive Football Prostheses
The Impetus Soccer Prosthesis Enables Amputees to Play More Sports
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3D-Printed Limbs
3D-Printed Limbs
The Ecko Unltd Prosthetic Leg is Perfectly Functional
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Elegant 3D-Printed Prosthetics
Elegant 3D-Printed Prosthetics
The Exo-Prosthetic Leg is Designed To Be Functional and Beautiful
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3D Printed Casts
3D Printed Casts
3D Printed Items are Changing the Way Bones are Healed
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3D Printed Skulls
3D Printed Skulls
Dr. Bon Verweij Successfully Implanted a Tech-Made Cranium in the Netherlands
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