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World’s first life-saving 3D printed kidney changing the game for surgical operations

World’s first life-saving 3D printed kidney changing the game for surgical operations

Written by David

March 19, 2019

© iStock/yodiyim At this years SXSW event, the 3D printed kidney took the spotlight, highlighting the technology behind the procedure and demonstrating the future of complex surgical operations. The 3D printed kidney used to aid a world-first, life-saving operation took the spotlight at this year’s SXSW in Texas, USA, and the technology behind it is set to change the future of how surgeons plan for intricate surgical operations. A 3D printed kidney may be the salvation patients need There are 100,000 patients on the kidney transplant list in the USA alone, with just 21,000 donor organ kidneys available for transplant in the USA. Someone is added to the kidney transplant list every 14 minutes and 13 people die each day waiting for a kidney transplant in the USA. Delve into the world of complex surgical operations The surgeon behind the operation explained how a 3D printed replica of a […]

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