More than just lending an ear

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More than just lending an ear

Hollywood-style special effects give girl new ear
Elise Lutz looks into a mirror and admires her new prosthetic ear Nov. 24 at the Anaplastology Clinic in Durham, N.C.
Photo surgeons make surgical marks around the deformed ear of Elise Lutz, 14, during her pre-operation exam June 23 at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. Lutz’s surgery involved two primary surgeons to remove the tissue and cartilage from her deformed ear, then insert titanium rods into her skull. The rods will eventually hold her new prosthetic ear.
Elise Lutz is fitted for a new prosthetic ear June 7 at the Anaplastology Clinic in Durham, N.C.
Anaplastologist Jay McClennen attaches Elise Lutz’s new prosthetic ear Nov. 24 at the Anaplastology Clinic in Durham, N.C.
A prosthetic ear made for Elise Lutz at the Anaplastology Clinic in Durham, N.C., is ready for use.
Photo anaplastologist Jay McClennen holds Elise Lutz’s new prosthetic ear near her good ear prior to attaching it Nov. 24 at the Anaplastology Clinic in Durham, N.C.

More than just lending an ear

Elise Lutz looks into a mirror and admires her new prosthetic ear Nov. 24 at the Anaplastology Clinic in Durham, N.C.
Photo surgeons make surgical marks around the deformed ear of Elise Lutz, 14, during her pre-operation exam June 23 at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. Lutz’s surgery involved two primary surgeons to remove the tissue and cartilage from her deformed ear, then insert titanium rods into her skull. The rods will eventually hold her new prosthetic ear.
Elise Lutz is fitted for a new prosthetic ear June 7 at the Anaplastology Clinic in Durham, N.C.
Anaplastologist Jay McClennen attaches Elise Lutz’s new prosthetic ear Nov. 24 at the Anaplastology Clinic in Durham, N.C.
A prosthetic ear made for Elise Lutz at the Anaplastology Clinic in Durham, N.C., is ready for use.
Photo anaplastologist Jay McClennen holds Elise Lutz’s new prosthetic ear near her good ear prior to attaching it Nov. 24 at the Anaplastology Clinic in Durham, N.C.
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