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How Kenyan’s 3D printing venture changed surgery

How Kenyan’s 3D printing venture changed surgery

Written by David

May 2, 2019

Micrive Infinite founder Chris Muraguri (left) with Prof Dr Symon Guthua, the chief consultant, oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Nairobi. Both are working on reducing the cost and risk of surgery using 3D printing at the Nairobi Hospital. Mr Muraguri came up with the innovation while recovering from a fracture. FILE PHOTO | NMG As rugby-player Chris Muraguri wore his number 7 jersey while he recuperated at his one-roomed house in Nairobi, nursing a right foot double fracture, he surfed the internet looking for ways to speed up his healing. He was hoping to return to the rugby pitch as well as to his pharmacy class at the University of Nairobi. He came across 3D printing technology and made a skeletal prototype of his injured foot that he shared with his doctor, Prof Symon Guthua, a surgery consultant at the University of Nairobi. “Professor Guthua wondered […]

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