3-D printed cleft palate simulator improves surgery training
from University of Toronto
From Nov. 2:
A new simulator developed by University of Toronto medical resident and IBBME Ph.D. candidate Dale Podolsky may help doctors to better perform uniquely challenging cleft palate surgeries. Cleft palate is a potentially serious birth defect that affects 400 to 500 Canadian babies each year. The tissue on the roof of the mouth does not join together completely during pregnancy and can lead to problems with feeding, ear infections and speaking.
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