3D4Med and Stratasys will discuss how 3D printing can become a systematic part of everyday hospital life with multiple uses such as support for planning surgical and interventional procedures, preoperative training and simulation, informed consent, and training and development of new medical devices and instrumentation.
3D Printing can help surgeons to improve existing procedures or to create innovative approaches. In this study, we show how a 3d printed anatomical model can support neurosurgeons to plan a complex craniectomy for cerebral bone tumor resection.
This study aimed to improve pre-operative planning using a novel approach with 3D patient-specific models reconstructed from MRI or CT images.
The aim of the study is to reduce prosthesis failures caused by the stress shielding phenomenon with a numerical workflow through which we first simulate the bone remodelling process with the finite element analysis (Ansys) and then, we use the resulting information to guide a patient-specific implant’s topology optimization
The use of a 3D printed model is very important when choosing the surgical technique and the prosthesis, as it allows a less invasive surgery and the choice of not carrying out the surgery under unfavourable circumstances.
Prof. Enrico Maria Marone
Vascular Surgeon, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia
The 3D printed model allows us to plan the resection and speed up the surgical process, thus reducing the time for general anesthesia and allowing a more precise and symmetrical result to be obtained.
Prof. Marco Benazzo
Chief of Otolaryngology, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia
To hold in my hands the 3D printed pazient’s anatomy, to visualize it and study it from different perspectives, has given me the appropriate tools to analyse cleary the specific anatomical region to operate and plan the best procedure.
Prof. Andrea Pietrabissa
Director of General Surgery II, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia