Swansea University uses 3D Printing to reshape patients face.

3D Printing was recently used by Doctors at Morriston Hospital to rebuild the face of Motorcycle accident survivor Stephen Power who broke his cheekbones in the accident. In the past 3D printing iplants were used to correct congenital conditions using custom-printed models, guides, plates and implants.

Restoring the symmetry of Mr Powers face CT scans were used to create and print a symmetrical 3D model. Maxillofacial surgeon Adrian Sugar used 3D printing for the procedure,

The project was undertaken bub the team at The Centre for Applied Reconstructive Technologies in Surgery  (CARTIS) in collaboration in Swansea between Scientists at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Design Engineer Sean Peel says the latest use of 3D printing is needed in the NHS.

” Mr Power’s operation is currently being featured in an exhibition at the Science Museum in London , called 3D Printing: The Future.” 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-26534408

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