3-D 'bioprinting' to create nose cartilage -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

3-D 'bioprinting' to create nose cartilage


Image: 3-D printed cartilage shaped into a curve; Copyright: University of Alberta

3-D printed cartilage is shaped into a curve suitable for use in surgery to rebuild a nose. The technology could eventually replace the traditional method of taking cartilage from the patient's rib, a procedure that comes with complications.

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Image: stent at MEDICA trade fair; Copyright: Messe Düsseldorf