Critical cranial reconstruction surgery to correct the effects of fibrous dysplasia—a bone disorder in which scar-like tissue develops in place of normal bone.
3D printed patient specific anatomical models and virtual surgical planning aided the operation.
A life changed - the healed patient went on to become a different person physically, mentally and emotionally.
Need to conduct complex surgery to correct severe pain in a previously injured sled hockey player using minimal surgical time.
3D Systems printed pedicle screw guides for the affected vertebrae. An anatomical bone model was also printed for pre-surgical planning and reference in the operating room.
Better surgical outcome as a result of comprehensive planning, with much reduced pain and the first confident steps on the long road to recovery.