3D printed forearm model reduces orthopedic surgery time

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A 3D printed model, produced by the medical 3D printing firm Axial3D (Belfast, UK) using CT scan data, has been used by an orthopedic surgeon to reduce surgery time and dictate the course of treatment. Consultant orthopedic surgeon Michael Eames at the South Eastern Trust (England, UK) has utilized 3D printing help to correct a child’s forearm that had failed to heal correctly following an injury sustained earlier in his childhood. Using CT scan data, a full-scale 3D printed model of the forearm was printed, which helped determine the extent of the injury and plan the correctional surgery. The patient...

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