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3D-printed vertebrae surgery is coming

Medical advances give people hope for better treatments under workers’ compensation. I saw a fascinating article on Engadget about a neurosurgeon who successfully replaced two vertebrae with 3D-printed replicas. The 15 hour surgery prevented a man with cancer from becoming paralyzed. Spinal injuries are some of the most difficult under workers’ compensation. Many of our […]

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3D printed vertebra implant used in China

Medical advances are giving people with spinal injuries hope and the future of workers compensation. Engadget has a fascinating story about a 12-year-old boy who received a 3D printed vertebra implant. It is made from titanium powder and designed to mimic the shape of the original vertebra. Small holes allow natural bone grow inside and […]

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