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Old 08-14-2013   #20
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Default Re: Wade Smith had knee scoped last night

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Originally Posted by Brisco_County View Post
When will we get to the point where we can just 3D print some cartilage and shove it in there?
Computer manufactured 3D implants exist for many bony parts of of the body (I've used them for facial/skull and chest reconstruction). However, pieces of isolated joint cartilage are not replaceable.......when it gets to that point, both apposing surfaces must be replaced in substitution of bone and cartilage in the form of joint replacement.
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