Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine
Vol 1 No 1 (2019): Trans. AMMM
https://doi.org/10.18416/AMMM.2019.1909S01T06

Medical Diagnostics and Therapy

Presurgical practice of supracondylar domosteotomie of cubitus varus deformity on 3D printed humerus

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Thomas Friedrich (Institute of Medical Engineering, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany), Maximilian Wattenberg (Institute of Medical Engineering, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany), Ludger Tüshaus (Department of Pediatric Surgery, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Lübeck, Germany), Lutz Wünsch (Department of Pediatric Surgery, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Lübeck, Germany), Thorsten M. Buzug  (Institute of Medical Engineering, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany)

Abstract

Complicated fractures of bones can be difficult to treat, and there is a high probability that further operative corrections need to be carried out. In the present work, we present a case study, where a model of the humerus of a six-year-old male patient was 3D-printed from a segmented CT-dataset for a preoperative optimization of the geometric parameters of a supracondylar domosteotomy. The experimental simulation of the treatment has proven very useful to the physician, and the patient has been treated successfully.

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