3D Printing for Health

Here at Mod we're a bit fascinated by 3D printing and it's interesting to see the technology is rapidly growing and becoming more relevant to a wide range of needs.

3D printing has recently been used by doctors and researchers in the US to create tracheal splint supports for baby Kaiba Gionfriddo. Kaiba was born with tracheobronchomalacia - a condition characterised by weakened support of the trachea - which meant his airway kept collapsing, stopping his breathing.

The life-saving tubes were printed and implanted within 48 hours.