3D printed vertebrae helping Nottingham spinal surgeons practice ‘very delicate’ procedures

3D printed vertebrae helping Nottingham spinal surgeons practice 'very delicate' procedures

Researchers at the UK’s Nottingham Trent University are 3D printing replica human vertebrae to help train spinal surgeons. The 3D printed vertebrae look, behave, and feel like the real thing, and could aid surgeons looking to perform procedures such as laminectomies. Postgraduate student Joseph Meeks with his 3D printed spine model It’s a known fact that surgeons carrying out tricky backbone procedures need to show a great deal of spine. That is, they need the courage and confidence to make bold decisions, and that courage and confidence only comes with practice. 3D printing is helping spinal surgeons across the […]

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