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Man makes surgical history after having his shattered face rebuilt using 3D printed parts
Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9:17AM GMT 12 Mar 2014 | Keith Perry

Posted on 03/12/2014 11:40:41 AM PDT by Olog-hai

The survivor of a serious motorbike crash has made surgical history after his entire face was rebuilt using 3D printed parts.

Stephen Power is thought to be one of the first trauma patients in the world to have 3D printing technology used at every stage of the medical procedure to restore his looks.

Doctors at Morriston Hospital, Swansea, had to break his cheekbones again before rebuilding his face in an eight-hour operation. …

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Science
KEYWORDS: 3dprinting; facialreconstruction; titanium; uk
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1 posted on 03/12/2014 11:40:41 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai; sionnsar; abigailsmybaby; A CA Guy; airborne; Aloysius88; Altariel; Americanwolf; ...

We have the technology, we can make him...better..


2 posted on 03/12/2014 11:47:04 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Olog-hai

Pretty incredible! He’s a lucky guy.


3 posted on 03/12/2014 11:48:56 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Darksheare

Interesting.


4 posted on 03/12/2014 11:53:21 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Olog-hai

Every time I see something like this, it makes me glad I sold my motorbike.


5 posted on 03/12/2014 11:54:18 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Olog-hai; AFPhys; AD from SpringBay; ADemocratNoMore; aimhigh; AnalogReigns; archy; ...
3-D Printer Ping!

Some day she'll be able to "face" her prints…

6 posted on 03/12/2014 11:54:20 AM PDT by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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To: Darksheare

Titanium?

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2011-12/3-d-printer-makes-customized-human-bones-order

Although... For an “upgrade” procedure ala Wolverine... Hmmm...


7 posted on 03/12/2014 12:03:55 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Tre Norner eg ber, binde til rota...)
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To: Olog-hai

Shaggy Dog ending: I don’t know this guy but his face surely rings a bell.


8 posted on 03/12/2014 12:06:02 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: Dead Corpse; no-to-illegals

I wouldn’t mind having a titanium weave over my skeleton.


9 posted on 03/12/2014 12:09:07 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

Whiskered carbon fiber crystallate...


10 posted on 03/12/2014 12:13:48 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Tre Norner eg ber, binde til rota...)
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To: Dead Corpse

Laminated graphene overlay.


11 posted on 03/12/2014 12:19:45 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

Could I have one that comes in a little less expensive cost? My insurance won’t pay for titanium.


12 posted on 03/12/2014 12:23:11 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Olog-hai

Since it is the UK - did his motor cycle insurance pay or was this paid by the NHS (taxpayers).?????


13 posted on 03/12/2014 12:26:07 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: Darksheare

I like it that they’re going to keep tweaking his face until it is back to its original configuration
and he can look in the mirror and see his old self again.

That must have been some accident. He was wearing his helmet, and he still got face smashed.

My helmet saved my face when I crashed my motorcycle. My left knee and left middle finger,
not so much, though.


14 posted on 03/12/2014 12:42:05 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Olog-hai

Maybe these folks can print up a spine for Obama and Kerry.


15 posted on 03/12/2014 12:49:12 PM PDT by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: MeganC
Problem with that is they’d use it against the USA instead of against the USA’s enemies. So far, 3D printers aren’t in the business of making new hearts . . .
16 posted on 03/12/2014 12:52:33 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Darksheare

You could also listen to vinyl LP’s with just a fingernail...


17 posted on 03/12/2014 12:53:51 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Tre Norner eg ber, binde til rota...)
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To: Darksheare

LOL.


18 posted on 03/12/2014 12:54:46 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: no-to-illegals

Neither would mine.
:-/


19 posted on 03/12/2014 12:55:42 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: TheOldLady; Neets

Probably face punched with a truck.
Neets was driving her car when some inconsiderate guy leaned his bike over on a curve, put his head into oncoming traffic, and peeled her driver side fender off with his face.
I imagine that the guy in this article experienced something akin to a metal face wrap.
Though probably not like that...


20 posted on 03/12/2014 12:59:03 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Dead Corpse

Would be fun
“Dude, stop scratchin my vinyl!”


21 posted on 03/12/2014 12:59:51 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Dead Corpse; Darksheare

Whoa! There is hope for me, yet! Woo-hoo!


22 posted on 03/12/2014 1:24:30 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Don't try to win over the haters. You're not the Jackass Whisperer.)
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To: TheOldLady

I was never brave enough to get on a bike until I was 47! LOL!


23 posted on 03/12/2014 1:26:40 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Don't try to win over the haters. You're not the Jackass Whisperer.)
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To: Olog-hai

Wow. That is incredible. My son’s reconstruction after 32 compound facial fractures was limited. What they were able to do was amazing, but they left some places alone.


24 posted on 03/12/2014 1:27:55 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Monkey Face; Dead Corpse

And I can finally look passing human.


25 posted on 03/12/2014 1:28:46 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

My nose still needs some work, but other than that, I’m good!


26 posted on 03/12/2014 1:35:27 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Don't try to win over the haters. You're not the Jackass Whisperer.)
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To: Monkey Face

I’d like a chassis that is a little tougher to damage.


27 posted on 03/12/2014 1:36:24 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Monkey Face

I was somewhere around 26 when I got a Honda 400-4. My next bike was a GS-1000, but it got stolen when I rode it
to night school. I got another one, and it’s the one I crashed. Repaired it, sold it, and got a GS1100, which I still have,
although I’m too arthritic to ride it anymore.

Bryan has a Katana and two Nortons, one for spare parts.


28 posted on 03/12/2014 1:44:04 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: no-to-illegals

Our son is full of titanium now via insurance. It is fascinating yet awful that he had to go through what he did.


29 posted on 03/12/2014 2:22:43 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Darksheare
We have the technology, we can make him stronger, faster, smarter, er, ummm, uhhhm, well stronger and faster anyway...
30 posted on 03/12/2014 2:25:10 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode

Wait ‘til you see Hillary v.2016....


31 posted on 03/12/2014 2:26:48 PM PDT by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Chode

Had a mental image of them fusing some extra technology to him.
“Doc, I hate to ask, but is this...is this a laser cannon sticking out of my face?”
Full on mad science.
Thankfully, this man won’t have to worry about that.


32 posted on 03/12/2014 2:32:35 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: nascarnation
i shudder to think
33 posted on 03/12/2014 3:05:37 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Darksheare
i'd rather have that than some damn google thing in it's place...
34 posted on 03/12/2014 3:07:36 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode

Oh yeah.
Google glass.
Ugh.
At least a mad science laser cannon would serve a purpose.
Google glass just looks like stupid hipster trash.


35 posted on 03/12/2014 3:12:12 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare
100%!!! i'd use it on every google glass i saw
36 posted on 03/12/2014 3:15:03 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode

“Google Glass Hipster, I keel you with ma LAZOR FACE!”


37 posted on 03/12/2014 3:18:30 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Chode

I don’t use Goober...I use Bing. Goober sucks.


38 posted on 03/12/2014 3:26:57 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Don't try to win over the haters. You're not the Jackass Whisperer.)
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To: Olog-hai

In America those that have signed up for Obamacare will get Playdough instead.

Or Sillyputty for the Bronze package.


39 posted on 03/12/2014 3:29:36 PM PDT by Spartan302
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To: Monkey Face
I don’t use Goober...I use Bing.

I'm a Dapper Dan man.

40 posted on 03/12/2014 3:34:10 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o
i don't carry Dapper Dan i carry FOP... Now if you want Dapper Dan, I can order it for you, have it in a couple of weeks.
41 posted on 03/12/2014 3:42:25 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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42 posted on 03/12/2014 3:47:07 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode

Well aint this a geographical oddity? Two weeks from anywhere. Take a dozen hair nets.


43 posted on 03/12/2014 3:47:23 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Chode

And there it is, Lazor Face.


44 posted on 03/12/2014 3:52:20 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Monkey Face
i hate-em both, i use Loogle... 8^)

45 posted on 03/12/2014 3:52:47 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: petitfour

No joke ... prayers for your Son and more prayers the problem is corrected and will stay corrected. May your Son have a very long life.


46 posted on 03/12/2014 3:54:05 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Chode

LOL! I miss you, too! ;o])


47 posted on 03/12/2014 3:56:50 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Don't try to win over the haters. You're not the Jackass Whisperer.)
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To: don-o
i'm an Uppercut man myself...

48 posted on 03/12/2014 4:14:20 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: no-to-illegals

Thank you! He has done amazingly well, and there is no doubt God was at work in keeping him alive and in healing him. We continue to see progress each week. The things they are doing with titanium are pretty cool, but nothing like what God can do. :)

Our son has a great sense of humor about his metal. :)


49 posted on 03/12/2014 4:28:56 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: petitfour
Our son has a great sense of humor about his metal. :)

That is great your Son has a great sense of humor.
{{HUGS}} for your Son and Family from me.

50 posted on 03/12/2014 4:34:30 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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