Walking Again! Patient in China Credits Cure to 3D Printing & Spinal Implant Surgery

Oh 3D printing, how much do we love you? A lot, according to a man in China who just took his first steps in quite some time, and is extremely grateful to have done so.

“For me, it’s a scenario of no cure without 3D printing,” said the patient, Mr. Yuan.

While grateful to be alive, Mr. Yuan is also extremely happy to be walking again after going through a very difficult time with his health. After doctors found a malignant tumor on his spine, they were forced to take aggressive action as is often the case, removing both the tumor and a huge portion of his backbone with it. While these measures are taken so that the patient is not consumed by cancer, the repercussions can be devastating, as someone may find themselves alive and tumor-free but, as in Mr. Yuan’s case, unable to use their legs.

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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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