3D Systems 3D Printers enable surgeons to rapidly produce inexpensive 3D models to obtain better case information to reduce operating time, enhance patient and physician communication and improve patient outcomes.
Two critical factors in successful orthopaedic and maxillo-facial procedures are clear communication between physicians and patients, and precise implant pre-contouring. Clear communication allows patients to make informed decisions about their medical care, and precise implant fitting is crucial for the well-being of the patient. 3D physical models are an invaluable tool in improving the experience for both doctors and patients.
Applications include pre-surgical planning, implant pre-contouring, custom implants, practitioner communication, presentation tools, student/resident education, prosthesis design.
For the first time, doctors, nurses, and technicians who have no previous experience with 3D modeling or 3D printing can create 3D anatomical models from MRI and CT scan images quickly and easily.
Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Use of Three-Dimensional Medical Modeling Methods for Precise Planning of Orthognathic Surgery
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