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With new plastic surgery technique, boy's face is removed, realigned

With new plastic surgery technique, boy's face is removed, realigned

Source: Los Angeles Times

Dr. Richard Hopper, head of the craniofacial surgery center at Seattle Children’s Hospital, has developed a ground-breaking surgical technique to help kids with Apert syndrome lead more normal lives. A story in Thursday’s Los Angeles Times chronicles Dr. Richard Hopper’s work with James Weatherwax, an 11-year-old Alaska boy who suffers from Apert syndrome, a rare genetic mutation that prematurely fuses the bones of the skull.