Title: CT-based agile 3D printing system for pre-operative planning of orthopaedic surgeries

Authors: Ton Tran; Wencheng Liu; Bernard K. Chen; Andrey Molotnikov; Xinhua Wu; Jerome Pun

Addresses: Department of Orthopaedics, Dandenong Hospital, Monash Health, VIC 3175, Australia ' Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, VIC 3800, Australia ' Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, VIC 3800, Australia ' Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, VIC 3800, Australia ' Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, VIC 3800, Australia ' Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, VIC 3800, Australia

Abstract: Addressing the increase in complexity and number of orthopaedic surgeries especially in the aging population is a major challenge to orthopaedic surgeons. The availability of physical model of patient-specific bones can benefit pre-operative planning of surgeries and lead to better surgical options and improved outcomes. This paper describes a CT-based agile 3D printing system for manufacturing patient-specific bones that can be used for preoperative planning and assist in the choice and application of orthopaedic implants.

Keywords: 3D printing; computed tomography; CT; structure of bones; orthopaedic surgery; pre-operative planning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJASM.2020.10027663

International Journal of Agile Systems and Management, 2020 Vol.13 No.1, pp.48 - 59

Received: 04 Jul 2018
Accepted: 28 Mar 2019

Published online: 16 Mar 2020 *

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