28 November, 2019
Preoperative planning for hip and knee prostheses with 3D printing
Hip prosthesis or knee prosthesis replacement is a complex surgery, which becomes even more complicated when there are major bone defects. Surgical strategies and prosthetic models can vary greatly depending on the existing bone deformities. Therefore, preoperative planning is essential for the successful outcome of the surgery. Thanks to 3D printing technology, surgeons can plan the surgery in advance with great detail. Let’s see what 3D printing for preoperative planning consists of, as well as its advantages.