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3D printing technology saves Indiana girl from paralysis

3D printing technology saves Indiana girl from paralysis

Written by David

January 9, 2020


CLARKSVILLE, Ind — An innovative surgery using 3D printing technology is alleviating pain for some of the most critical and complicated cases in our area. A 13-year-old girl from Clarksville, Indiana is one of those cases. Dr. Kent Walker says he wasn’t sure at first how to perform the surgery needed to correct Haley Kessinger’s spine. He’s a pediatric orthopedic surgeon for Norton Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville . "I would say very complicated cases come probably one or two a year," Dr. Walker said. "This was probably one of the most complicated cases in America that day." The 13-year-old from Southern Indiana was born with a common form of Dwarfism, as well as a deformity in her spine more commonly known as a hunchback. "Ultimately, if left alone, it could’ve paralyzed her," Dr. Walker said. RELATED: ‘We need to fight against this discrimination.’ | Entrepreneurs fight to abolish Kentucky’s […]

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