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Grace gets 3D-printed ear in Queensland first

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Grace Smart was born with microtia, which affected the development of her right ear, and had reconstructive surgery using a custom 3D-printed implant, receiving a bone-anchored hearing aid during the same procedure.Born a non-identical twin at 29 weeks with an absent external right ear, aural atresia, hemifacial microsomia, and weakness of the facial muscles, Grace was treated by multiple specialist services before making the decision to undergo the life-changing surgery in December. The…



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