It’s no secret that within the past year, 3D printing has exploded in the medical industry for a range of applications due to the ability to manufacture custom physical objects on demand at a low cost.
Not very long along ago, we could go days - weeks even - without hearing about the use of additive manufacturing in the medical industry. These days however, we are learning new ways of how medical professionals are learning how to leverage the technology to their benefit multiple times per day. Thankfully, these developments not only translate to more effective surgical procedures, but also lower costs and faster recover times.
With the number of 3D printed medical successes continuing to rise, it’s fantastic to see that very serious and usually deadly complications can now also be dealt with. Only yesterday, we saw a Chinese woman with a tumor in her sternal successfully receive a 3D printed implant, and now we are happy to report that a patient in the People’s Hospital of Peking University received the world’s first 3D printed full-sacral prosthesis after a dangerous tumor was removed.