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3D Printing Insider: a FIRST – MakerBot Printer prints cervical bones for a Yorkshire Terrier

So if you’re hoping for advances in neck surgery – it can’t be more than 5-10 years away for humans!!!

(MakerBot Blog) Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is among the first veterinary programs in the United States to use 3D printing and models to make delicate surgery on dogs possible.

Using CT scans of Sophi’s neck, Dr. Hespel printed her neck bones at actual size, which allowed the neurosurgeon to prepare for surgery and the metal parts that would repair the damage.

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