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3-Dimensional Bone Models

 

It is possible with the possibilities offered by today's technology to make 3-D models of the bones in the patient's skeletal system and for the doctors to take the bones models of the patients produced exactly and make procedures such as measurements, cutting-drilling-screwing. In addition to these, 3-dimensional medical models are unique materials for the communication of the surgeon with the patient, better diagnosis of the ailment by the physician and prediction of the implant and screw lines. Medical models specific to patient and obtained from computer-aided tomography (CT) help the surgeons in planning

the surgical operation and making better decisions.

 

Positions of the screws, plates and implants can be planned on the models.

 

Orthopedists and traumatologists state as follows after successful operations using models: "Now, exact replicas of the patient's
spine can be created with 3-dimensional printing technique.
When the surgeons take this replica in their hands, they can see
the deformity in 3 dimension in the real sense and if needed, experience the actual outcome of the surgery and the problems they may encounter beforehand via virtual surgery. During surgery, they can look at the model spine and comprehend better the actual 3-dimensional structure they cannot see because of the soft tissues. In this way, severe spine scoliosis and kyphosis deformities where the normal anatomy is deformed can be operated on more safely, while paralysis risk and vital risk are avoided significantly."