3D Printed Spine Saves 12 Year Old Boy in China
Doctors at China’s Peking University Third Hospital have successfully removed a cancerous vertebra from a 12-year old boy and replaced it with a 3D printed implant in a first such procedure worldwide, Forbes reports.
“This is the first use of a 3D-printed vertebra as an implant for orthopedic spine surgery in the world,” said Dr. Liu Zhongjun, director of the Orthopedics Department at the hospital, as quoted by the CBS News.
The boy, referred to as Minghao, was diagnosed with cancer following a football accident. The tumor was located on the second vertebra in his neck. He is reported to be in good condition following a five-hour surgery and is expected to recover quickly.
FUCK YEAH SCIENCE!
I watched a lot of The Nanny growing up and love that Mr. Sheffield went to Fran’s wedding over the weekend. The guy she married may or may not have invented email.
I watched The Nanny with my grandma all the time. Pretty sure Fran and Mr. Sheffeld were one of the first couples I ever shipped. Haha.
I don’t know why, but this makes me happy!
Free: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
- Written by:
- Narrated by:
- Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- This title is scheduled to be released on 09-09-14
Tim Mison, star of the hit Fox series Sleepy Hollow, narrates the classic Washington Irving short story. In the secluded Dutch territory of Sleepy Hollow, nebbish schoolmaster Ichabod Crane competes with the town hero for the hand of Katrina Van Tassel, the 18-year-old daughter and sole child of a wealthy farmer. As Crane leaves a party at the Van Tassel’s farm one autumn evening, he is pursued by the Headless Horseman, an apparition said to be the ghost of a Hessian trooper snuffed out by a stray cannonball.
Best news I’ve heard all day!
"And I understand. I understand why people hold hands: I’d always thought it was about possessiveness, saying ‘This is mine’. But it’s about maintaining contact. It is about speaking without words. It is about I want you with me and don’t go."
It is so OBVIOUS he’s not wearing that stupid wig under the hat! His hair should be sticking out!
I can’t wait till they get rid of the damn wig.
I think I need a vacation. Where should I go?
My divorce was finalized today.
My divorce is almost final. It’s coming up on the 1 year anniversary of my husband announcing he no longer had romantic feelings for me and was leaving me for one of my closest friends.
I think I need a fucking vacation.
Where should I go?
It’s got to be a solo trip, because none of my other friends have much cash or as many days off as I do.
I’m thinking 3 nights or so.
I’m considering Canyon Ranch Spa in Lenox, Mass. Pricey, but pretty.
But I’m open to suggestions. Where should I go?