Apr 3, 2022

Surgeons implant printed earlobe in a work-accident victim

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A 55-year-old man who lost half of his external ear in a work accident in a carpentry shop that couldn’t be reattached nevertheless has a new ear lobe instead.

Plastic surgeons at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center (SZMC) used advanced technology and artificial cartilage to sculpt a new earlobe and implant it on the side of the accident victim’s head.

The patient was rushed to SZMC’s emergency department after a wooden surface fell on him and caused the loss of the upp… See more.

“At first, I didn’t feel the lack of an ear,” said the patient, an Arab who works in the Jerusalem area.

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