Journal article

Challenges in creating dissectible anatomical 3D prints for surgical teaching

Ratheesraj Ratinam, Michelle Quayle, John Crock, Michelle Lazarus, Quentin Fogg, Paul McMenamin

JOURNAL OF ANATOMY | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

Three-dimensional (3D) printing, or additive manufacturing, is now a widely used tool in pre-operative planning, surgical teaching and simulator training. However, 3D printing technology that produces models with accurate haptic feedback, biomechanics and visuals for the training surgeon is not currently available. Challenges and opportunities in creating such surgical models will be discussed in this review paper. Surgery requires proper tissue handling as well as knowledge of relevant anatomy. To prepare doctors properly, training models need to take into account the biomechanical properties of the anatomical structures that will be manipulated in any given operation. This review summarise..

View full abstract

University of Melbourne Researchers