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Science & Tech feature: 3D printing helps surgeons plan, practice for procedures


Guest: Dr Rudolph Venter | Lecturer at the Division of Clinical Anatomy & Orthopaedic
Surgeon at Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

 

We go under the knife in our science and technology feature today...

Doctors at Stellenbosch University (SU) and Tygerberg Hospital's Division of Orthopaedics (with the support of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences) have for the first time created a 3D printing laboratory and are now employing 3D printing techniques to create models of patients' anatomy.

What makes this technology so unique is that this new process assists them in planning, practicing and executing complex and challenging surgical procedures in finer detail

LISTEN as Dr Rudolph Venter explains more on this innovation 

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