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Your forearm is a great place to grow a new ear

A soldier who lost her left ear in an accident just got a handy replacement.
the shape of an ear on an arm

Recently the cartilage was successfully transplanted on the Soldier, who suffered the total loss of the left ear after a single-vehicle accident in 2016.

U.S. Army

Army private Shamika Burrage was lucky to survive a motor vehicle accident two years ago in Texas, but she lost her entire left in the process. Now a new, unorthodox procedure has given her a path to recovery. Plastic surgeons with the U.S. Army successfully pulled off a new kind of total ear reconstruction and transplant, in which they built a new ear from harvested rib cage cartilage, then placed it under the skin of Burrage’s right forearm. They allowed it to grow

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