A new type of medical procedure could help replace some kinds of painful, invasive surgeries. By using electrical current and 3D-printed molds, doctors figured out how to soften and re-shape cartilage without making a single incision – a development that could significantly shorten the recovery time for medical procedures and make the whole process less painful. Surgery Shocker The research, described in an American Chemical Society (ACS) press release, was presented Tuesday at the ACS’ 2019 Spring national meeting. The research describes how cartilage, which shapes our noses and other features, can be made more malleable after being subjected to an electrical current.
Source: Doctors discover electrical charge can reshape living tissue