Dubai doctors use 3D printing to save girl's jaw

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A teenage girl in Dubai who had to have a part of her jaw removed due to an aggressive tumour has had it replaced with a 3D printed one.

The DHA’s Primary Healthcare Centre and Rashid Hospital worked with a healthcare startup to save the 17-year-old’s face.

The 3D printing technology has been used in the past to design and build a prosthetic leg and remove a cancerous from a patient’s kidney.

Health authorities in the city are planning to increase the use of 3D printing in medical care.

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