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Baby’s life saved after 3D printed devices were implanted at U-M to restore his breathing

Bioresorbable splints used for just second time ever, successfully improved breathing so baby can go home for the first time
In his 18 months of life, Garrett Peterson has never gone home, spending his days in hospital beds tethered to ventilators that even at the highest settings couldn’t prevent his breathing from periodically stopping.

His condition was so tenuous that often his parents could not hold him for fear of compromising his breathing. But after surgeons at the University of

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