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Patient's face rebuilt with 3D printed parts

12 March 2014 Last updated at 10:02 GMT

A survivor of a serious motorbike accident has had pioneering surgery to reconstruct his face using a series of 3D printed parts.

Stephen Power from Cardiff is thought to be one of the first trauma patients in the world to have 3D printing used at every stage of the procedure.

Doctors at Morriston Hospital, Swansea, had to break his cheekbones again before rebuilding his face.

Mr Power's surgeon, Adrian Sugar, and prosthetic design engineer Sean Peel, spoke to the BBC's Hywel Griffith about how Stephen's face was rebuilt.

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