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

2018-12-05 14:56
In an Australian-first reconstruction, a cancer survivor has been fitted with a 3D-printed jaw and teeth after her face was disfigured when doctors removed a cancer growth. It's an outstanding health innovation, to help rebuild this Australian woman's smile. 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 a 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.