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3D printed jaw piece made in Melbourne helps man to eat again

ProthTMJHe’s the first person to be fitted with the 3D printed prosthetic

Source: 3D printed jaw piece made in Melbourne helps man to eat again

I put this in the Future Tech category but it is hardly the future since it has already happened. The man in the article had a congentitaly missing left condyle. As you might imagine this led to some issues when trying to eat. I think what was done is amazing yet it is crude when compared to what will be possible. There are even 3D printing devices being used to “print” actual human tissue, not just plastic or metal.

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