First 3D printed lower jaw implant in China
21 January 2014
|The first use of 3D printing technology for a lower-jaw reconstruction surgery in China was announced by Shanghai Medical Association, Dental Center at Military Hospital 411.||www.3ders.org|
|The patient, Ms. Sun, suffered from a tumor which caused serious damage to her lower jaw. She was discharged from the hospital on the third of January. ‘I didn’t think I could look the same as before’ said Ms. Sun, who also expressed her surprise at the speed with which technology is developing. Her surgery released her from 5 years of pain and revealed a long-lost smile.|
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