How 3D technology has changed surgery in Africa

Nduta Waweru April 06, 2018

Jaw implant vs patient’s jaw [Photo: Dieburger]

Jawbone implant in South Africa

South Africa’s Kimberly Hospital Complex performed the country’s first 3D-printed jaw bone implantation.

Doctors, led by Dr. Cules van den Heever, operated on two patients: one who suffered facial disfiguration resulting from cancer and another who had broken his first steel implant.

 

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