Guided implant surgery provides a wealth of information on the bone, bone density, soft tissue, location and nerves. The DICOM le, or rendering of the patient’s anatomy, is integrated into a guided surgery software program. There, the doctor can virtually place an implant and run a series of tests to ensure its best location outcomes.
Most of the 3D printed implants with the help of a CT scanner, the parts can be tailored to the individual for a much better fit. This makes the surgery more efficient, the recovery faster and the patient’s quality of life significantly better. It even makes the doctor’s job easier, which ensures the hospital can treat more people.
The rapidly expanding technologies of biomedical engineering and medical 3D printing have been used to correct both inherited and caused deformities to the body’s most sensitive areas: the skull and internal organs, bones, and tendons. Vertebrae, cranium, and mandible—as well as acetabulum (hip bone), tibial, and femoral—replacements have all been performed using implants created with additive manufacturing. A Novax DMA cranial implant. Courtesy Novax DMA.