London surgeon uses 3D printed bone models for surgical planning

London surgeon uses 3D printed bone models for surgical planning

3D printers can increasingly be found in hospitals all over the world, and are especially used by build surgical models to prepare for very unusual and highly complex surgeries. Back in April, the life of a five-day-old Russian baby was saved thanks to a 3D printed heart model used during a dangerous surgery to fix a congenital heart defect. But we could be heading towards a future where all surgeries are prepared with the help of 3D printed models. North London-based private surgeon Boyd Goldie has already adopted 3D printing for both emergency surgeries and for more regular procedures, as he sees significant cost saving, surgical preparation, and patient education opportunities.

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