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Ukrainian girl, 14, has elbow rebuilt in Florence

Team reconstructs bomb-damaged joint at Meyer Hospital

(ANSA) - ROME, AUG 11 - A 14-year-old Ukrainian girl whose elbow was shattered by Russian shrapnel has had the joint reconstructed in a Florence hospital using 3-D printing surgical technology.
    A personalised titanium prosthesis was inserted into her arm at the Meyer Paediatric Hospital.
    She can now flex her hand again.
    The girl is expected to make a full recovery from the explosion-caused injury, Meyer medical sources said.
    Meyer paediatric orthopaedic ward chief Professor Giovanni Beltrami led the team that carried out the operation.
    The surgeon is an expert at using 3D printing to build prostheses. (ANSA).


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