3DLP’s latest work with Satheesh Prabhu from the Churchill Hospital in Oxford for a patient’s mandible reconstruction highlighted the amazing power of using medical 3D printing techniques to improve patient outcomes. In this case, a complex fibula free flap surgical reconstruction, the patient’s fibula was removed and used to re-construct their jaw after tumour resection.
3D printed models were constructed and used to plan the surgery. 3D printed guides were constructed for the fibula and mandible to ensure accuracy, and subsequently a titanium 3D printed implant was permanently fixed to their mandible.
3DLP are proud to be able to provide their expert services and products to assist with improving surgical outcomes, and wish the patient a speedy recovery!