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Here are five takeaways:

1. The patient injured her left leg and needed emergency surgery after a head-on collision.

2. Dr. Adams is a foot and ankle specialist.

3. He recommended developing a 3-D printed custom bone implant to support the severely damaged bones of the patient.

4. Dr. Adams explained the machine 3-D prints a titanium cage to replace the missing bone, which acts like a set of scaffolding that evenly distributed forces around the entire leg, supporting the remaining bone and replacing the missing bits.

5. This 3-D bone implant is FDA approved and capable of revolutionizing the way patients with severe leg trauma can be treated.

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