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B.C. motorcyclist who collided with deer walks again thanks to 3D-printed bone replacement (Dr. Alastair Younger)

Dr. Alastair Younger (left) and patient John Jefferson, who is walking again after a transplant using a #3D printed bone replacement. (Photo credit: ARLEN REDEKOP / PNG)
Dr. Alastair Younger (left) and patient John Jefferson, who is walking again after a transplant using a #3D printed bone replacement. (Photo credit: ARLEN REDEKOP / PNG)

The swelling in Jefferson’s ankle has been progressively going down and he’s been walking short distances for the first time in a few years.

White Rock resident John Jefferson has been facing the possibility of a lower leg amputation since he hit a deer two years ago while on a motorcycle trip in Washington state.

Younger had heard about the procedure at a medical conference and had been to Duke University a year ago to learn about the process. He was willing to attempt it, but since it was considered experimental surgery with a new medical device, St. Paul’s Hospital and Health Canada each had to grant approval.

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Similar story published in The Chronicle Herald.

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