TRENDING Surgeons in Australia 3D-print a woman's jaw


Surgeons in Australia 3D-print a woman's jaw


09:22, December 07, 2018

It's an outstanding health innovation, to help rebuild this Australian woman's smile.


Video source: VCG

In an Australian-first, a cancer survivor was fitted with 3D-printed jaw and teeth after her face was disfigured when doctors removed cancer growth.

She's a cancer survivor, and the first in the country to have a 3D-printed jaw surgically implanted.

Anelia Myburgh lost most of her original jaw when doctors removed cancer growing in her upper jaw bone.

The surgery was a success and the cancer was removed, but the procedure left her face disfigured.

It left her feeling self-conscious and uncomfortable in social situations.

But now, thanks to this marvel of medical innovation, she hopes to be able to return to a normal life once again.

A remarkable medical innovation that, for this patient, means the simple act of walking down the street can once again be an entirely unremarkable experience. 

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