10 Body Parts That Can Be Made With A 3-D Printer

9. Heart Valves

Artificial heart valve
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A person has many unique characteristics. Whether it our eye color, shoe size, or hair style, we all have identifying features that make us who we are. While external characteristics are more obvious, the internal aspects are a bit harder to access. There is now technology that can recreate an exact replica of a person’s heart and heart valves for doctor’s to study more intensively.

This process is very beneficial in the medical field. When given the ability to view a model of the heart, the need to physically cut into someone is eliminated. The doctors can determine beforehand what types of procedures a person would be more susceptible to and it allows them to prepare for any issues that may occur in future surgeries.

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