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Rebuilding bone with 3D printer

  1. Mar 4, 2016 #1

    wolram

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    I thought this was an endearing article and wondered if it could be used for children.
    http://3dprintingindustry.com/2015/10/22/zimbabwean-man-receives-facial-reconstruction-with-help-from-3d-systems/ [Broken]
     
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  3. Mar 6, 2016 #2
    The problem with children is that their bones are still growing, any modification of bone structure would lead to undesirable deformation and improper calcification of cartilage.
     
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