engineering careers  3D ears manufactured for surgeons to practice ear surgery
engineering careers  3D ears manufactured for surgeons to practice ear surgery

Researchers at the University of Washington (UW) have developed a 3D-printing technique that creates a cartilage-like model to help surgeons practice ear surgery. When creating a new ear for patients with missing or underdeveloped ears, surgeons use cartilage taken from the rib, carving an ear shape from it. “It’s a huge advantage over what we’re using today,” said Angelique Berens, otolaryngology resident at UW and lead author of the research paper.