Doctors Use 3-D Printer to Custom-design Implant for Baby

Doctors Use 3-D Printer to Custom-design Implant for Baby

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baby hospitalized gets 3D printed stintAn infant who needed CPR every day often stopped breathing. Finally Kaiba’s mother learned that her son had a rare obstruction in his lungs called bronchial malacia.

“I didn’t think he was going to leave the hospital alive.”

With hopes dimming that Kaiba would survive, doctors tried an experimental technique never before tried on a human, they created a splint made out of biological material that effectively carved a path through Kaiba’s blocked airway.

(READ the story from CNN)

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