3D Printed Patient-Specific Complex Hip Arthroplasty Models Streamline the Preoperative Surgical Workflow: A Pilot Study
Michael Jiang, Jasamine Coles-Black, Gordon Chen, Matthew Alexander, Jason Chuen, Andrew Hardidge
FRONTIERS IN SURGERY | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2021
Introduction: Surgical planning for complex total hip arthroplasty (THA) often presents a challenge. Definitive plans can be difficult to decide upon, requiring unnecessary equipment to be ordered and a long theatre list booked. We present a pilot study utilising patient-specific 3D printed models as a method of streamlining the pre-operative planning process. Methods: Complex patients presenting for THA were referred to the research team. Patient-specific 3D models were created from routine Computed Tomography (CT) imaging. Simulated surgery was performed to guide prosthesis selection, sizing and the surgical plan. Results: Seven patients were referred for this pilot study, presenting with ..View full abstract
The authors would like to acknowledge contributions from the Austin Health Departments of Orthopaedics, Radiology and Vascular surgery for their involvement in this study. The authors would also like to acknowledge advice received from the Melbourne University NExT laboratory.