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World's first ever middle ear transplant conducted by Steve Biko Hospital


Guest: Mashudu Tshifularo | Professor at the faculty of health at University of Pretoria

 

The Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Tshwane has successfully completed the world's first ever middle ear transplant, using 3D-printed middle ear bones.

The groundbreaking surgery has allowed a 35-year-old man to hear again after his ear was completely damaged in a car accident.

We speak to Professor Mashudu Tshifularo from the University of Pretoria's faculty of health on developing the ear and performing this surgery...

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