Teddy Ward injured himself in a severe fall two years ago. Since then he has lived without the left half of his skull, wearing a helmut nearly 24 hours a day. Doctors at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles recently 3D printed and successfully implanted a plate made of PolyEtherEtherKetone or PEEK. One month after the surgery, doctors gave Teddy permission to participate in normal activities with one exception. Football is a no-no.
I’m wondering if he’ll need more surgery in the future to accommodate growth spurts.