Showing results tagged with "Cranio-Maxillofacial"

What Do Ancient Shark Fossils Tell Us about Jaw Evolution?

Elizabeth Boorman
November 21, 2014

When you look at a shark’s jaw, there doesn't seem to be any obvious similarities to that of our own. However, scientists at the American Museum of Natural History, who recently published their findings in the journal Nature, found that ancient sharks and other early cartilaginous and bony fish have more to tell us about the early evolution of jawed vertebrates – including humans – than modern sharks do.

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South Africa‘s First 3D-Printed Jaw Implants

Liesbeth Kemel
August 05, 2014

In South Africa’s Kimberley Hospital Complex, doctors have successfully performed the country’s first 3D-printed jaw bone implantation. Two patients suffering from facial disfigurations because of a cancer received titanium jaw implants.

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Reconstructing Jon’s Face after a Nearly Fatal Fall

Liesbeth Kemel
May 19, 2014

One of the worst ways to spend a vacation is in an emergency room. Especially after surviving a 35-foot fall, breaking all four limbs and, worst of all, shattering your face. This is exactly what happened to 27-year old Jon Fenton when he was vacationing in Barcelona and fell face first off of his four-story high hotel balcony.

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Material Monday: How I Discovered 3D Printed Titanium Implants

Elizabeth Boorman
April 14, 2014

I am still quite new at Materialise. I joined as a copywriter in February and I am still learning the various aspects of the departments in the company and all the wonderful things 3D Printing can do.

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