Patient-specific model of a spinal column with an evident scoliosis. The 3D printed model has been useful to evaluate the pathological curvature of the spine and to plan the surgical treatment involving modeling and placement of metal bars to straighten the spinal column. Following this approach, the surgeon has been able to properly model and evaluate the location of the bars directly on the 3D printed model avoiding longtime surgery, reducing patient’s hospitalization and costs.
Surgical Procedure: Metal bars placement for scoliosis correction
Clinical Specialty: Orthopedics
3D Printer: ProJet 460 Plus (3DSYSTEMS®)
Technology: Binder Jetting
Material: Plaster (Monochromatic)