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Cranial reconstruction: 3D biomodel and custom-built implant created using additive manufacturing

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Jardini, Andre Luiz [1, 2] ; Larosa, Maria Aparecida [1, 2] ; Maciel Filho, Rubens [1, 2] ; de Carvalho Zavaglia, Ceclia Amelia [3, 1] ; Bernardes, Luis Fernando [1, 2] ; Lambert, Carlos Salles [4, 1] ; Calderoni, Davi Reis [1, 5] ; Kharmandayan, Paulo [1, 5]
Total Authors: 8
[1] Natl Inst Biofabricat INCT BIOFABRIS, Campinas - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Campinas, Sch Chem Engn, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Campinas, Sch Mech Engn, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Phys, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[5] Univ Estadual Campinas, Sch Med Sci, Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF CRANIO-MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY; v. 42, n. 8, p. 1877-1884, DEC 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 77

Additive manufacturing (AM) technology from engineering has helped to achieve several advances in the medical field, particularly as far as fabrication of implants is concerned. The use of AM has made it possible to carry out surgical planning and simulation using a three-dimensional physical model which accurately represents the patient's anatomy. AM technology enables the production of models and implants directly from a 3D virtual model, facilitating surgical procedures and reducing risks. Furthermore, AM has been used to produce implants designed for individual patients in areas of medicine such as craniomaxillofacial surgery, with optimal size, shape and mechanical properties. This work presents AM technologies which were applied to design and fabricate a biomodel and customized implant for the surgical reconstruction of a large cranial defect. A series of computed tomography data was obtained and software was used to extract the cranial geometry. The protocol presented was used to create an anatomic biomodel of the bone defect for surgical planning and, finally, the design and manufacture of the patient-specific implant. (C) 2014 European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/05321-1 - Development of implantable biomedical prothesis of titanium alloy using sintering direct metal laser
Grantee:Maria Aparecida Larosa
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate