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Chinese Farmer Whose Head Was Crushed Will Be Fitted With 3D-Printed Skull, Xijing Hospital Reveals



9/2/2014 7:51:00 AM

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A farmer whose skull was crushed in a fall from the third storey of his home was due to undergo surgery to receive a titanium replacement, made using a 3D printer. Doctors in Xian, in Shaanxi province, used the latest technology to print out a custom-made implant that will be inserted under the skin of the man, surnamed Hu, and attached to the bones of the 46-year-old’s skull. If successful, the titanium mesh will restore the natural shape of the farmer’s skull.

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