Faces of Black Excellence July 24, 2019 at 05:00 pm

Five African medical geniuses who have impressed the world

Novieku Babatunde Adeola | Staff Writer

Novieku Babatunde Adeola July 24, 2019 at 05:00 pm

July 24, 2019 at 05:00 pm | Faces of Black Excellence

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Lead doctor, Prof Mashudu Tshifularo_Photo: goodthingsguy.com

Prof Mashudu Tshifularo and team

Led by ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist, Prof Mashudu Tshifularo, a team of medical professionals performed the world’s first middle ear transplant using 3D printed bones. The procedure conducted by the South African surgeons was the first in the medical profession.

South Africa performs the world’s first 3-D middle ear transplant. Pic credit: Steve Biko Academic Hospital

This surgical ingenuity was performed at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital to a 40-year old man who damaged his middle ear bone in an injury. The 3D-printed middle ear bones were developed by Professor Mashudu Tshifularo and his team at the University of Pretoria (UP).

Doctors performing the transplant. Pic credit: News Central

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