Browse and read through our collection of patient stories from around the world.
- He's like the bionic man but better. Imagine being able to grow your own bone. A Cannon Hill man has done just that by regenerating his skull. The crash survivor's stunning recovery is giving hope to patients around the world.
- Azman Salleh, 52, could not describe his dismay when the doctor explained that his shattered right leg could not be saved and suggested that it be amputated. His mind imagined a dark future with only one leg. Can he work as usual and if not, who will support his family later? (Story in Malay)
- Queensland teenager Asha Morris was the first cancer patient in the world to undergo groundbreaking surgery with a 3D printed implant. Today, this inspiring woman is happy, healthy and taking her first steps towards a dream career in medicine.
- When John Manwaring lost a jawbone to cancer two years ago he never expected to become part of a world-first medical marvel. The 58-year-old originally had the jawbone rebuilt with bone from his leg but that disintegrated under further cancer treatment.
Auxiliary police officer fell from a height and shattered heel 3D printing technology assists bone grafting without amputationIn July last year, auxiliary policeman Azman unfortunately fell from the height of the third floor, his right heel bone was completely broken, and he stayed in the hospital for a month and a half. He underwent 11 operations in that short period, but doctors eventually suggested possible amputation.
- SINGAPORE - When Mr Danny Lin fell in a carpark in November 2020, he injured his head so badly that he could remember only slipping into a coma for about 10 days.
- After a traumatic accident in 2011, Nadiah binte Mat Ithnin’s life as a young mother was filled with years of pain and struggle, on an uphill battle to recovery. This is her story of hope, and how a revolutionary 3D-printed facial implant developed by Osteopore changed her life.
- In December 2017, at just 19 months old, Baby Zia was diagnosed with craniosynostosis, a premature fusion of the skull that is supposed to gradually occur throughout a child’s first six years.
- Brisbane man Brodie Ellis is regrowing his own skull, thanks to a world-first operation using a 3D-printed implant at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.