New medical technology gives teen a new lease on life

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) - A 3-D printer makes a St. Louis girl`s life so much better after receiving the latest medical technology in the form of a state of art prosthetic arm.  It`s her second one. Last May she received her first at Shriners Hospital, and this one is even better.

Sydney lost her own arm in a boating accident.

Shriners and experts at Washington University Medical School worked together creating the affordable medical device. Typically a conventional prosthetic would cost about $15,000, but with the 3-D printer it cost just over $100.

Making them even cheaper on a printer means that more kids can get help.

Sydney, 14, exudes confidence and happiness and wants to become a doctor. And with her new arm she’s able to do more and do things any normal teenage girl would do.

All thanks to Shriners Hospital and Washington University Medical School.

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