Journal article

Three-dimensional printing in orthopaedic preoperative planning improves intraoperative metrics: a systematic review

Michael Jiang, Gordon Chen, Jasamine Coles-Black, Jason Chuen, Andrew Hardidge

ANZ Journal of Surgery | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Three-dimensional (3D) printing has seen increasing interest in surgery, where it improves the visualization of difficult anatomy in complex cases. This literature review investigates the benefits and limitations of 3D printed models in preoperative planning in the field of orthopaedic surgery. METHODS: A literature search was performed using the Ovid platform on the Embase and MEDLINE databases using the terms '3D printing', 'Orthopaedics' and 'Surgical Planning'. Studies using 3D printed models as a part of preoperative planning were included. All others were excluded. Data regarding the metrics used to assess the benefit of the use of 3D models, surgical outcome, and surgeon o..

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