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From pig gut to 3D printing - the fascinating science behind tailor-made bones

Author: Euronews Knowledge

Main category: Medicine (Surgery)

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On Futuris this week we look at the growing science of generating tailor-made bones to transplant into humans. Traditional transplants have been around for many years, but the procedure would be so much easier if doctors could easily regenerate specific bone tissue for an individual patient.

Professor Michael Rasse is the head of the clinic of maxillofacial surgery at the Universitiy of Innsbruck in Austria. His team specialises in reconstructing facial bones damaged by serious accidents or cancer.

Language: English

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