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Practicing on 3D-printed models cuts surgery time, costs

13:21 EDT 2 Aug 2017 | TriMed Media Group

Practicing before a surgery, especially for procedures on children, helps reduce surgery time and costs. In a study published in the Journal of Children's Orthopaedics, engineers and pediatric orthopedic surgeons have utilized 3D printing to help surgeons train for a common hip disorder in children 9 to 16 that cuts surgery times by 25 percent.

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