Tuesday, March 28, 2023
<p>In this Monday, June 7, 2010, photo, facial prosthetics are seen at the Anaplastology Clinic in Durham, N.C. Made to counter damage from cancer, trauma, birth defects, facial prosthetics haven't gained the attention of artificial legs and arms, 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 at the clinic, and surgeons at nearby Duke University Medical Center, created an ear for Elsie Lutz.</p>

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Hollywood-style special effects give girl new ear
December 22, 2010 8 p.m.

Hollywood-style special effects give girl new ear

WASHINGTON - Elise Lutz never let her friends see what was left of her ear.