• Wednesday, October 05, 2022

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British doctor reconstructs throat cancer victim’s jaw using 3D printer

Dr Daya Gahir with his ingenious creation. (picture courtesy of the Stoke Sentinel)

By: Sarwar Alam

An surgeon in the UK, with the help of a 3D printer, has successfully reconstructed a 53-year-old throat cancer patient’s jaw using bone from one of his legs.Dr Daya Gahir of Royal Stoke University Hospital in West Midlands region of England specialises in facial, head and neck surgery and conducts as many as 40 reconstructions a year.Last year his hospital acquired the software required to make full use of the £150,000 3D printer to make his task even more efficient, including designing and manufacturing the surgical tools and performing the surgery. “We do at least 40 major head and neck…

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