When you search and look up for ‘3D printing news’ on Google’s search engine, all the results will point out to 3D printing gives man a new face. The man on the photo above had his face deformed after a dreadful motorbike crash. But it seems like his appearance is pretty normal and has never met a gruesome accident earlier. It’s because of the remarkable work of medical experts with the help of 3D printing.
According to BBC News UK (Wales), Stephen Power, from Cardiff, is thought to be one of the first trauma patients in the world to have 3D printing used at every phase of the procedure. Furthermore, doctors at Morriston Hospital, Swansea, had to rupture his cheekbones once more before rebuilding his face.
“Life-changing,” the words uttered by Stephen Power about the operation.
“I broke both cheekbones, top jaw, my nose and fractured my skull,” he said.
“I can’t remember the accident – I remember five minutes before and then waking up in the hospital a few months later.”
Once again, a big credit to 3D printing technology! A man’s life has changed for the better after a traumatic life-threatening accident.