How 3D technology has changed surgery in Africa

Nduta Waweru April 06, 2018

Grace Kabalenga with her parents [Picture: Barcroft India]

Giving a girl a forehead

Grace Kabalenga had her skull removed in 2012 to prevent an infection from a surgery that tried to control her cranial deformity. In 2015, thanks to 3D technology, she underwent an operation to have a forehead implanted into her skull for the bone marrow to grow.

The operation also happened at the Tygerberg Academic Hospital.


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