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3D Printing Method Used to Create Human Cartilage

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Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   7/23/2014 5:17:40 PM
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I'm sorry I somehow missed this story when it originally appeared. This is a godsend for many people who need knee cartilage. One of my sons has had three knee operations due to sports injuries, and was told after the third surgery that his next operation will require the use of cadaver cartilage, which can have rejection issues. If a stereolithography technique can be used to build cartilage, I can only presume it wouldn't have those same rejection issues. There must be tens of thousands of people who could benefit from this.

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Debera Harward   7/23/2014 12:13:47 AM
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But if we are investing money in medical Apps of smart phones it doubles our benefit . It is not only helpfull for our medications but also enhnaces , improves our technological skills side by side with medical skills as well.

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Debera Harward   7/23/2014 12:13:37 AM
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But if we are investing money in medical Apps of smart phones it doubles our benefit . It is not only helpfull for our medications but also enhnaces , improves our technological skills side by side with medical skills as well.

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Cabe Atwell   7/22/2014 2:55:59 PM
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That's a shame.. Perfect example of not enough money going into the medical research world.

But, for now, we have relly cool smartphones!

 

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Elizabeth M   7/22/2014 6:34:22 AM
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Yes, Debera, I agree with you. I actually don't consider it a simple technology now! I think it's really complex and incredible that this can be done.

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Debera Harward   7/22/2014 1:01:19 AM
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Yes Elizebeth I agree that this technology is just little far away but no one can deny that in future this wil be one of the successull technology . We can see how it is evolving and making progress day by day . What I think is that in future we wont consider this as just a simple technology because it will definitely be helping out different patients and we can say that time has come when engineers are on there ways to be doctors or helping doctors to cure the diseases :)

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Elizabeth M   7/21/2014 4:28:26 AM
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Well, Cabe, I think this technology is a bit of time away, but maybe by then it's when you will need it. But still I wouldn't risk your cartilage too badly! You may still need it in the future. ;) Enjoy the skateboard!

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Cabe Atwell   7/17/2014 3:38:12 PM
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Cool. My knees are saved! I just bought a skateboard, recently, and thought my cartilage is going to suffer. Now... I belive I will "have at it."

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Elizabeth M   7/17/2014 5:40:00 AM
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Yes, Greg, it seems like new 3D printing methods (and things that can be developed this way) are emerging every day. There will be a lot more news to come in this area for sure.

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Greg M. Jung   7/16/2014 2:23:52 PM
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Very impressive development which holds promise for many people.  I was especially intrigued by the 'novel' method of 3D printing that uses visible light.  I would be interested in learning about this process further as more details emerge in the future.

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