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#16 arachnoid

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 09:57

It beats having donor bone tissue being extracted from other parts of your body too


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Posted 09 March 2013 - 10:07

you'd be surprised, 3D printing isn't as expensive as you'd think it'd be


While the implant I imagine is rather cheap, I imagine the surgery is still horrifically expensive.

I think this sort of 3D printed material would initially cost $5-8K as manufacturers try to recoup some R&D spending and approvals costs. However I can easily envision this sort of product being under $1K. The materials I imagine probably are not particularly exotic and the process costs of design + printing wouldn't be particularly onerous.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 10:47

While the implant I imagine is rather cheap, I imagine the surgery is still horrifically expensive.

well yeah, but that's with pretty much any surgery
there's not really such a thing as a cheap surgery