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Woman Grows Ear On Arm


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Over the years, doctors and scientists have really stepped up their game when it comes to engineering new body parts. Before, if you lost a physical part of yourself, you needed to either go without or rely on a transplant/mechanical substitution. However, surgeons at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas were able to do something truly incredible for a woman who lost her ear in a car crash. Army Private Shamika Burrage is the first army vet to receive an ear transplant created from her own tissue. In a record breaking surgery, doctors harvested cartilage from her ribcage, carved a new ear, and placed it under her forearm to grow. Check out the gallery below to see the results and let us know what you think of this medical innovation in the comment section on Facebook.