When Joseph arrived at the hospital Gregorio Marañon with a ruptured aorta did not know that the solution to such a critical situation would be in a 3D printer . Thanks to this innovative technology, doctors implanted a replica of the artery in record time to save his life.
it is usual to ask for a prosthesis customized to a pharmaceutical company, but it would have taken 30 days. And Joseph could not wait that long. So doctors tried something that has only been done once in the united States. The printer made a perfect template to create the replica of the section of the aorta damaged in record time. In 10 hours, Joseph had a new section of aorta that is connected to your arteries, reports Atlas.Updated Date: 25 September 2019, 19:03