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3D printed ankle bone helps White Rock man get back on his feet (Dr. Alastair Younger, SPH)

St. Paul's surgery invovles a 3D talus bone implant into a patient's foot
John and a replica of the 3D talus bone that was surgically implanted into his right foot

A White Rock man is the first person in Western Canada to have his ankle replaced with a 3D-printed “bone.”

John Jefferson, 71, was riding his motorcycle in the U.S., about 20 miles south of Osoyoos, in 2017 when he collided with a deer and then struck a guardrail.

He told his general practitioner about the 3D technology, and the information was passed on to St. Paul’s Hospital surgeon Dr. Alastair Younger in Vancouver.

Read the full story on the Surrey Now-Leader.

Similar story also found on the Cloverdale Reporter.

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