Oct.14, 2013

Earlier this year, UK surgeons successfully 3D-printed a prosthetic replacement for a man who lost half of his face to a cancerous tumor. Eric Moger, 60, was the beneficiary of the first 3D-printing procedure of its kind in UK.

In 2012, Belgian surgeons successfully performed the country's first full-face transplant using 3D printing. Specialists first scanned the patient's face with a CT scanner. Using custom 3D-visualising software, they examined the defects digitally and, based on this analysis, custom-printed anatomical models of healthy bones to use as a reference during surgery.

And now in France, technicians restore dignity to a patient who has lost his nose using the latest technology. Surgeons worked to reconstruct his nose by 3D scanning his face and using computers to recreate his nose. The printer they used would build up nylon plastic layer by layer to produce a facial shell. This was used as a reference for adding a life-like silicone nose prosthesis for the patient.

The patient is happy to get back to living a normal life. Watch the video below showing the impressive process (in French):

Thanks to Pierre for the tip.


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fabienne Valambras wrote at 11/15/2013 10:38:21 AM:

Une évolution incroyable!

Dr Hosnani wrote at 11/2/2013 3:23:54 PM:

Interesting! I would like to contact the author to get the permission for having this video translated in Farsi and English and put it in my website on this page http://www.drhosnani.com/english/nose-surgery-video.htm The reference will definitely be mentioned.

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