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Farmer who lost half his skull gets 3D replacement

Last month, surgeons in China successfully implanted an artificial 3D-printed vertebra (pictured) into a 12-year-old bone cancer patient to help him walk again

"SynDaver™ Labsmanufactures the world’s most sophisticated synthetic human tissues and body parts. Our SynDaver™ Synthetic Human bleeds, breathes, and employs hundreds of replaceable muscles, bones, organs, and vessels which are made from materials that mimic the mechanical, thermal, and physico-chemical properties of live tissue. This validated technology is used to replace live animals, cadavers, and human patients in medical device studies, clinical training, and surgical simulation."

CONNECTIVE TISSUES - Examples are adipose (fat) tissue, cartilage (elastic, fibrous tissue attached to bones), bone, and blood.