Cancer is a bitch.
Doctors and Scientists have been looking for a cure for years.
3-D printers could help in recovery.
For the first time ever neurosurgeons were able to remove the cancer filled vertebrae in a patient and replace it with a titanium one made with a 3-D printer.
It’s opening up the door for all kinds of possibilities.
Without the surgery the man would have suffered an extremely painful death.
The procedure went well and the man is recovering now.
He’s had a few complications like trouble eating and speaking but is expected to improve within six months.
This could open the door for 3-D printing of other bones and organs.