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3D printed tool helps schoolboy in Dubai back on to basketball court.
Nick Webster | The National News
Filed on 2021-09-16 | Last updated on 2021-09-16 07:08:03

Talal Sawaf, 11, is just amazing. Born with bowleg syndrome, he has shown immense courage and never let the condition hinder him in chasing his love for playing basketball.
The boy has had two surgeries so far and will undergo three more corrective procedures. If all goes well, Talal can be back on the court in April and will be able to play the game without the fear of tripping over.
A big thank you to Dr. Gavin Spence, Specialist Pediatric Orthopedics at Burjeel Dubai, for his pathbreaking innovation of a 3-D printed plastic jig that has helped Talal and made the treatment cost-effective.
We at Burjeel Dubai are proud of this, and we wish Talal all the best. May he becomes whatever he aspires for in life - a doctor or a basketball star.
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