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Future of orthopaedic surgery is 3D bioprinting

Monday 11 December 2017 12:45pm

The Press reporter Will Harvie writes about the future of orthopaedic surgery and 3D bioprinting.

Eventually NZ surgeons will custom 3D print bones and cartilage for implanting. It might be ten to fifteen years away but that's the promise of three-dimensional printing of human cells.

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A 3D-printed scaffold which provides a supportive environment for living cells