3D Printed Organs Help Doctors Save Lives

Article: Surgeon’s Helper: 3D Printing Is Revolutionizing Health Care

Category: Safety and Health
Technology: 3D printer is revolutionizing medicine

– 3D printed organs can help doctors practice operating on difficult surgeries
– 3D printed prosthetics is only a fraction of the cost of traditional prosthetics (Traditional transradial prosthetics cost about $10,000+ per device with 3D printing this is only a few hundred dollars)
– 3D printer technology allows for personalized medicine – patients can easily acquire unique parts quickly and cheaply

Stakeholders:

– 3D printer designers, engineers
– hospital staff: doctors, nurses, technicians, management, etc.
– patients
– insurance companies

Deployment:
Step 1: Hospital Management collaborate with 3D Print Companies to either sign a contract or buy the equipment
Step 2: Discuss technology with insurance companies so that they can appropriately price the technology for patients and any liabilities
Step 3: Discuss technology with patients

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2 thoughts on “3D Printed Organs Help Doctors Save Lives

  1. There is no question that this is groundbreaking technology. I think it’s important to understand the chemicals and materials used within the 3D printed organs and potential negative consequences when disposing of byproducts and when inserted into human beings.

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  2. This is amazing – in addition to the huge cost savings, reducing operating time and risk of complications has the potential to really improve patient outcomes.

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