January 4, 2011 in Features

Facial prosthetics are seen at the Anaplastology Clinic in Durham, N.C. Made to counter damage from cancer, trauma and birth defects, facial prosthetics haven’t gained the attention of artificial limbs, and the specialists who craft them can be hard to find. “People who have implant-retained ears or noses or whatever usually think of them really as their own body,” says Jerry Schoendorf, who with his colleague and surgeons at nearby Duke University Medical Center, created an ear for Elise Lutz.


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