Using rapid prototyping molds to create patient specific polymethylmethacrylate implants in cranioplasty

Gerber, Nicolas; Stieglitz, L; Peterhans, Matthias; Nolte, Lutz-Peter; Raabe, A; Weber, Stefan (2010). Using rapid prototyping molds to create patient specific polymethylmethacrylate implants in cranioplasty. In: Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference.. 10.1109/IEMBS.2010.5627903

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Cranioplasty is a commonly performed procedure. Outcomes can be improved by the use of patient specific implants, however, high costs limit their accessibility. This paper presents a low cost alternative technique to create patient specific polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) implants using rapid prototyped mold template. We used available patient's CT-scans, one dataset without craniotomy and one with craniotomy, for computer-assisted design of a 3D mold template, which itself can be brought into the operating room and be used for fast and easy building of a PMMA implant. We applied our solution to three patients with positive outcomes and no complications.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute for Surgical Technology & Biomechanics ISTB
10 Strategic Research Centers > ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research > ARTORG Center - Image Guided Therapy
10 Strategic Research Centers > ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research > ARTORG Center - Image Guided Therapy > ARTORG Center - Artificial Hearing Research
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurosurgery

UniBE Contributor:

Gerber, Nicolas; Stieglitz, Lennart; Peterhans, Matthias; Nolte, Lutz-Peter; Raabe, Andreas and Weber, Stefan

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:12

Last Modified:

08 Jun 2016 10:21

Publisher DOI:

10.1109/IEMBS.2010.5627903

PubMed ID:

21097234

Web of Science ID:

000287964003185

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.2286

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/2286 (FactScience: 204681)

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