Technology with war pedigree to benefit Boston bombing victims

04/19/2013 | PlasticsToday.com

Plastics technology developed to treat war injuries will be used to help victims severely wounded in Monday's bombings in Boston. In particular, custom cranial implants produced with additive manufacturing provide precise fit and can cut time in surgery by half. "The time savings can be directly attributed to the improved implant design and attached fixation," said Stephen Rouse, a government contractor working in the 3-D Medical Applications Lab at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

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