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Biker's face is reconstructed by 3D printer

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Stephen Power is one of the first patients in the world to have 3D printing used at every stage of the procedure - reported the SkyNews.

The 29-year-old spent four months in hospital after breaking both arms, his right leg, both cheek bones, both eye sockets and his upper jaw in the crash in Llantwit Major, Wales, in September 2012.

But 18 months later, the former barman is celebrating having the last of his facial injuries repaired thanks to the cutting edge technology.

Mr Power had an eight-hour operation at Morriston Hospital, Swansea, after staff scanned 3D images of his face to work out how best to reassemble his shattered left cheek and eye socket.

All the parts, including the titanium implants, were produced by 3D printing.

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Location: Swansea, UK
Location: Swansea, UK
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