xHealth - Sep 21, 2015

Advances made in the field of 3-D printing have the potential to drastically transform the care provided at hospitals. Increasingly, this technology’s being used to improve prosthetics for patients – and it’s being talked about as a possible enhancement for joint replacement surgery (one of the biggest procedures being scrutinized by the feds). Down the line, 3-D printing may even revolutionize organ transplants – researchers are already looking at the feasibility of duplicating body parts like the outer ear.