3D printed bone reconstruction for landmine survivors

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Dedicated to using technology to clear the 110 million active landmines still scattered around the world, the Find A Better Way charity has partnered with the University of Glasgow to fund a new method for improving post-blast reconstructive surgery. Much of a surgeon’s success in rebuilding the injured parts of the body lies in the amount of viable bone and tissue that are available. Now, using 3D printed scaffolding and lab-grown bone, personalized pieces can be produced in three to four days. The bone scaffolds are coated with stem cells and growth factor, and once a large enough piece has…

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