12-Year-Old Cancer Patient Gets First-Ever Vertebra Made On A 3-D Printer

September 12, 2014 6:50 PM

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As it turns out, you can make just about anything with a 3-D printer and make it work.

When 12-year-old Minghao of China was diagnosed a couple of months ago with Ewing's sarcoma, a bone cancer typically found in children, his doctors opted for an alternative to the standard treatment. They discovered a tumor on the second vertebra of his spine, and, in lieu of the common titanium tub...

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