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How could someone survive having 3/4 of their skull replaced. Ok now I want cybercoms like in gits and augmented hud vision.
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How do you exactly get everything inside that thing headscratch.gif

Using a lot of butter biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Maelthras View Post

How could someone survive having 3/4 of their skull replaced.

Perhaps it got hit, and his skull shattered from the sheer impact instead of crushing and breaking the brain.

This technology is awesome. I wounder if they could print other bones instead of using titanium plates to reinforce the broken ones.
   
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Hope they do it in white - I'm just fashion conscious biggrin.gif
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How could someone survive having 3/4 of their skull replaced. Ok now I want cybercoms like in gits and augmented hud vision.

strangely enough, if the skull shatters, and the brain does not get stirred up or covered in blood or blood flow blockage and the swelling does not bruise, a person could survive massive skull injurys relatively simply.

bottom line, injured veterans now have the option to become members of society again, very awesome !
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It's awesome how one small step at the time science fiction is becoming science fact. Some things faster then others. At the rate we are going we sooner have Deus Ex style augmentation then flying cars.
    
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Originally Posted by SCollins View Post

strangely enough, if the skull shatters, and the brain does not get stirred up or covered in blood or blood flow blockage and the swelling does not bruise, a person could survive massive skull injurys relatively simply.

bottom line, injured veterans now have the option to become members of society again, very awesome !

If the hit received was quick, hard and sudden instead of continous force (in spanish it's said "un golpe seco") the vibration travels around the skull to the other side and in the side it meets, where more tension builds or the skull is weaker, it shatters like glass, cause the skull is not very much deformable. I've sean many head injuries this way, horrible injuries and the man succesfully recovered. wink.gif

BTW, skull injuries have been treated with steel and titanium plates for at least 60 years if I recall correctly.
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First, If you're going to replace 75% of a guy's skull, then why not just do the whole thing?

And second, why use plastic? Why try to imitate bone, when they could just as easily do it better? Upgrades!
I don't think adamantium has been discovered yet, but they could probably use stainless steel for now...
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post #19 of 20
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BTW, skull injuries have been treated with steel and titanium plates for at least 60 years if I recall correctly.

There's a big difference between using a plate to cover a hole, and actually building a replacement skull.
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The coolest thing about this isn't just the fact that it's an accurate direct fit replacement for the skull, it's that the bone can actually grow in to the PEKK making it a permanente, strong part of the skull. That and the body doesn't reject PEKK.
 
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