Surgical repairs can be amazing ways to restore functionality and confidence to the one going under the knife. There are thousands, if not millions, to ways to go about it, but this one is a completely new one.
Stephen Power from Cardiff had a tragic injury in 2012 that left much of his face damaged. He survived thanks to his helmet, but it still left much of his face injured. With 3D printing surgeons from the Centre for Applied Reconstructive Technologies in Surgery, or CARTIS, were able to completely reconstruct his face. What’s even more amazing is that they could do it during the surgery.
3D printing has come a long way and has been able to do almost anything the mind can imagine, but being able to rebuild a face is a whole new level.