Aussie Iron Man: Patient receives a 3D-printed titanium jaw



A Melbourne psychologist has taken a step towards becoming an Aussie Iron Man, after receiving a 3D-printed prosthetic jaw in May

In an Australian-first operation, surgeons, academics and a local 3D-printing company collaborated to produce the customised titanium implant.

The patient, 32-year-old Richard Stratton, told Mashable Australia the journey began when doctors discovered he lacked a condyle — a portion of bone that connects the skull to the jaw — on the left-hand side of his jaw. Doctors haven’t been able to work out how the deformity started, but it meant the right-hand side of his face was doing all the work. Read more…

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