Surgeons Implant Silicon Vertebra
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Surgeons Implant Silicon Vertebra

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Doctors at the Hadassah-Hebrew University hospital at Ein Kerem have replaced a middle-aged woman’s cancerous vertebra with a hand-sculpted silicon facsimile.

The surgeons said they believed this was the first time this procedure has been performed anywhere in the world. Bedridden before the operation, she now can sit up in a wheelchair.

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