3D Printer Helps

3D Printer Helps

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3D Printer Helps : A 3D printed windpipe has been used to practice delicate surgery before an operation on a six-year-old girl at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital.  This meant that doctors could correctly pick the tools needed to wash her lungs which meant that she needed to spend less time under anesthetic and being ventilated.  The technology could be used to train other doctors with this procedure.  Katie has pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, which means grainy deposits build up in the microscopic air sacs in her lungs making it hard to breathe and only with regularly washing the lungs with salt water it will remove the deposits.  Katie’s mum, Sharon Parke, said: “It’s amazing to see what a tiny bit of kit can do. Katie’s had brilliant treatment at Great Ormond Street and now she can even go horse riding, which was unthinkable before.”Dr Arthurs added: “It could also be used to make training better, being able to print a part of the anatomy is quite powerful. It’s really important to train the next generation of doctors and make them better.”

3D Printer Helps