3D Printed Skull for 7 Year Old Boy

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.

 

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