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Doctors transplanted the middle ear from the 3D printer

South African doctors have made a breakthrough: for the First time, transplanted them, a middle ear, the comes complete out of the 3D printer. The OP should make any kind of hearing loss undo.

the middle ear from a 3D printer - that sounds audacious, but this Innovation seems to have worked. The place was a teaching hospital in Pretoria. Yesterday, a 40-year-old Patient was operated on, had lost his hearing in a car accident.

not Yet confirmed that he can hear again but the doctor in charge, Professor Mashudu Tshifularo, speaks of success all along the line. "We are very happy about that. It was the first SURGERY of this kind, and it was not easy, but everything went well." The specialist has been doing research for such an Operation. It is a response to any type of hearing loss, Tshifularo. The OP is in adults just as applicable as in the case of a newborn who can't hear.

milestone 3D technology

And that would be actually a great throw. All of the ossicles can be replaced accordingly: Hammer, anvil, and stirrup. A prosthesis made of titanium will be produced in the 3D printer and with the help of an endoscope. If you listen to the doctors, sounds all right.

"We look by computed tomography or x-ray image, which bones are defective or missing and you can replicate exactly." This will help enormously, and not particularly expensive, says the doctor. They wanted to use the method in the hospital, to help the own people.

3D-printers to open the field of transplantation medicine, new opportunities.

A waiting list already exists. In the hospital Simon Bohale waiting that he will be the next Patient. The 62-Year-old can hear for a work-related accident in 1983, hardly anything. "I have a Problem with my ears," he explains. "But I am happy because I will be back soon as I want to be. I will be able to hear people again. The Problem I have for a long time and this is my third surgery."

And also the last, since Mashudu Tshifularo's for sure. The 3D technology allow it to do things you never thought was previously possible, so the ENT specialist. The beginning has at least been in Pretoria.

many medical research achievements

And not for the first Time. South Africa has been doing this more often, when it comes to research in the field of medicine. The world's first heart transplant was performed in Cape town. A South African is considered as the inventor of computed tomography, for the first Time, an HIV-positive mother brought a child into the world, the HIV was negative. And the first Penis in the world was also distributed in South Africa.

From the pages of the South African government, there was praise all along the line: The research will continue to be supported, it was said by the Ministry of health.

In South Africa for the first time the middle ear from 3D printer transplant
Jana Genth, ARD Johannesburg
14.03.2019 14:59 PM

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