CT-based agile 3D printing system for pre-operative planning of orthopaedic surgeries

Ton Tran, Wencheng Liu, Bernard K. Chen, Andrey Molotnikov, Xinhua Wu, Jerome Pun

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Abstract

Addressing the increase in complexity and number of orthopaedic surgeries especially in the aging population is a major challenge to orthopaedic surgeons. The availability of physical model of patient-specific bones can benefit pre-operative planning of surgeries and lead to better surgical options and improved outcomes. This paper describes a CT-based agile 3D printing system for manufacturing patient-specific bones that can be used for preoperative planning and assist in the choice and application of orthopaedic implants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-59
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Agile Systems and Management
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • 3D printing
  • Computed tomography
  • CT
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Pre-operative planning
  • Structure of bones

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