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3D modelling and printing - saving theatre time and providing excellent patient outcome

May 2017

In a recent project, Renishaw used its additive manufacturing (metal 3D printing) expertise to help the University Hospital of Wales (UHW) treat a patient who suffered cancer of the lower jaw and required removal of the affected region coupled with reconstructive work.

The patient, a male in his 60s, was presented to UHW as a newly diagnosed oral cancer patient needing surgery to remove the left side of his lower jaw and reconstruction using the fibula bone from one of his legs. Handling his case were maxillofacial surgeon Mr Cellan Thomas and restorative dentistry consultant Mr Liam Addy.

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