Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine
Vol 2 No 1 (2020): Trans. AMMM

Medical Aids and Devices

Comparing pediatric airway variability to standard laryngoscope sizes for 3D printing patient specific blades.

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Madelene Habib , Robert Sims , J. Inziell , F. Lobo Fenoglietto , Jack Stubbs (University of Central Florida)


Commercially available pediatric laryngoscope blades have limited variability in shape and sizes. Difficult airway intubations may require physicians to improvise in their selection of a patient’s blade size and could potentially lead to physical trauma and complications. With advancements in three-dimensional (3D) imaging, modeling, and printing, we are introducing a method for the design and fabrication of patient specific pediatric laryngoscopes at the point of care and comparing our methods to current industry standards.

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