First 3D printed lower jaw implant in China

The first use of 3D printing technology for a lower-jaw reconstruction surgery in China was announced by Shanghai Medical Association vice president Liu Guoqin who is the director of the dental center at Military Hospital 411. 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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