Trauma surgeons typically rely on 2D patient scans to aid in pre-operative planning
These commonly used 2D images make conceptualizing complex three-dimensional anatomical structures a difficult task for even the most experienced surgeon.
2D images can complicate pre-operative planning, leading to many complex surgeries being misdiagnosed or misplanned and millions of unnecessary hours spent in surgery.
These images can be hard for patients to decipher too, and surgeons will often have to resort to drawings and other tools to help the patient understand their diagnosis and to gain their consent to proceed with a planned surgery.
From planning to treatment – we make all cases patient specific
• Pre-operative planning
• Surgical simulation
• Intrateam discussions
• Gaining patient consent
• Reduced time and cost of surgery
Patient-specific trauma surgery is the future
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“Due to the high comminution of the fracture it was difficult to appreciate from the plain x-rays and CT scans where all the fragments belonged. In this case, the 3D model allowed us to identify a fragment, which was displaced and locked in the anterior aspect of the acetabulum but belonged to the posterior wall of the acetabulum. This allowed the team to confidently plan our surgical approach, resulting in a dual anterior and posterior approach. Without the knowledge obtained from the 3D model we would have planned a single posterior approach and the surgical reduction would not have been possible as a result this saved significant operative time.”
Mr. Andrew Johnston, Consultant Orthopedic and Trauma Surgeon
The Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast
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