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-- -- -- Had to be amputated eventually butter cup got a brand new foot thanks to the miracle of 3-D printing and folks this is the futures or could that -- technology.
Coming humans let's bring in doctor Davidson -- -- -- -- Fox News medical eighteen doc.
And it is really is -- future -- folks watching at home this could affect all of us -- -- really profound way.
Yes this has potential to change the way to practice medicine.
Now in the past what has happened is we use organ transplants -- -- to kidney fails the bladder or heart or whatever it is.
There's a whole transplant and that's what we do with the organs get on a list of you get on the list and if you're if you're lucky enough to get -- of those organs in the go through the whole transplant you have to be on immune is suppression of polite.
-- -- -- What this is it's really we generating.
-- as you mentioned arm legs were you working on Hart -- right now.
And a lot of this comes from Wake Forest one of my colleagues who's -- happens to be a urologist doctor -- -- spend years on this.
The way it works is we would take his stem cell -- themselves and we would basically put -- on some sort of scaffold on the plate.
And the -- this 3-D printer has the potential that is set up the ink.
Would use this themselves it's -- the paper would be that scaffold.
And then from the other side of the printer comes organ and now you could make you you're giving me -- example off camera about a Blatter.
So this has been done before on -- -- what -- someone has a bladder cancer.
We would remove the entire Blatter so what do we do we need to recreate today what I do for this kind of patients -- -- a small -- to recreate the button the Blatter.
What the future is going to be is that we will -- piece of latter.
We would get this themselves we would basically put in on this piece of scaffold to create we generate that's what it is it's a regenerative medicine.
We will create the bladder and then -- put this new -- that -- so you can potentially.
Create any organ it's just.
-- maybe you think for years remember growing up as a kid hearing about learning about lizards right euros detail -- -- could regenerate detail.
And we were always told science class humans he can't do -- humans it in he can't do this if something happens in the reptilian world -- are humans have figured out a way to begin to do this three generation -- gave me an example of a bone in the forearm he.
Show us show our audience what you are describing -- because.
This is fascinating it is fascinating in the way it would work -- -- -- -- let's say there's some of these in a car accident and they're missing a piece of bone in this area.
The way what's in the operating room now they you have to use all the grass they have to kind of adjusted it's never put a 100% perfect.
Now with the cameras and technologies that we have we can take the picture of that piece of bone that's missing.
Give it to the computer get all the appropriate measurements and then.
Come bringing this technology that we spoke about the UK -- and -- printing using this stem cell.
We generated a bone that's exactly this size -- the piece that's missing.
In the operating we would bring that in any would fit in perfectly.
The Lego break taken right.
It seems to me when you talked about the -- the -- suppression medicine you have to take for an organ transplant.
And you're creating a bone in a lab on a Petri dish essentially.
Do you have any of the same problems that you would have associated with those those other organ transplants or -- -- -- -- it's your own -- have a problem it's an excellent question I'm glad you brought it up because it's your own stem cell.
You don't have to be on this kind of medications for life and that's another big advantage.
Plus the fact that as you know -- the shortage of organ transplant and we're gonna have a lot of issues.
So whether it's heart or other organs this will really change the way we practice medicine.
They're doing it now with -- routes so they can create actually about.
Which you can see it's -- working really well it's elastic enough.
So we've come a long way we're doing it would -- we're doing it now there are computers that can regenerate figures can imagine that you would go in and say their three fingers missing.
And they can measure the -- was and exactly who place themselves.
We have few years ago but certainly the concept behind this is incredible.
And he would change to what we do surgery you -- that are in the hours that we're going to be in the operating room.
If you can ask for a new piece of bladder that will come in.
That cuts that -- another 45 hours of surgery better outcome etc.
so it's ongoing research we've come a long way and certainly the technology and science.
Are now finally our meeting each other and this is a production of it that's unbelievable.
Doctor -- some money from our Fox News medical eighteen thank you so much because his password we can.
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