3D printed ribs

Patient receives 3D printed sternum and rib cage in world-first surgery, designed and manufactured in Australia.

Images credit: Anatomics

A custom-made 3D printed sternum and rib cage, implanted in a Spanish cancer patient, that was needed his sternum and a portion of his rib cage replaced.

3D printed ribs, details

The new rib cage was only possible to be created by 3D printed method, due to the complex geometry required for each patient.

Melbourne-based medical device company Anatomics, who designed and manufactured the implant utilizing 3D printing facility, Lab 22.

via CNET

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