How 3D-Printing Repaired And Restored A Crash Victim’s Face
Stephen Power had his face reconstructed with custom made parts.
In 2012, Stephen Power from Cardiff in Wales, suffered multiple trauma injuries after a motorcycle accident. Even though he was wearing a helmet, the accident fractured his skull and broke his cheekbones, top jaw, and his nose.
With the help of 3D printing technology, doctors were able to reconstruct his face using parts that were 3D-printed throughout the entire surgery procedure.
The project was work by the Centre for Applied Reconstructive Technologies in Surgery (CARTIS). Surgeons couldn’t fully repair Power’s face so CARTIS planned to bring back the symmetry of his face.