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This 3D printed ‘bone brick’ could transform how we treat bomb injuries – inside story

This 3D printed ‘bone brick’ could transform how we treat bomb injuries – inside story

Written by David

June 19, 2020

For thousands of Syrian refugees who have suffered horrific blast injuries after being hit by barrel bombs and other devices of death in their war-torn homeland, the only option is amputation.

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When you see the damage a blast injury can do it’s a shock to the system and is so very sad and upsetting. Barrel bombs have been dropped throughout the long conflict that has torn Syria apart and caused untold misery and pain to so many innocent civilians.

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At the start of 2018, Amnesty International reported that barrel bombs had killed more than 11,000 civilians in Syria since 2012, injuring many more. The barrel bomb is a type of improvised explosive device which – according to the UN – is used extensively by the Syrian Air Force. They are made from large oil barrels and are typically filled with TNT, oil and even chunks of steel. Due to […]

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