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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642189/how-to-produce-pre-shaped-rigid-arch-bars-using-low-cost-3d-printing-technology-a-technical-note
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Charles Druelle, Sandrine Touzet-Roumazeille, Gwénaël Raoul, Joël Ferri, Romain Nicot
Numerous oral and maxillofacial procedures in dentate patients begin with the fixation of occlusions. While several techniques exist to perform mandibulo-maxillary fixation, many surgeons use arch bars in common practice. In cases of severe craniofacial traumas or jaw malformations, such as temporomandibular joint ankylosis, it may be impossible to use rigid arch bars. This technical note reports on the development of a technique to produce pre-shaped rigid arch bars using 3D printing technology. We take the case of a patient who presents Le Fort 1, Le Fort 2 and Le Fort 3 fractures as well as a central palatine disjunction, an angular mandibular fracture and bilateral zygomatic fractures...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630927/welding-of-3d-printed-carbon-nanotube-polymer-composites-by-locally-induced-microwave-heating
#2
Charles B Sweeney, Blake A Lackey, Martin J Pospisil, Thomas C Achee, Victoria K Hicks, Aaron G Moran, Blake R Teipel, Mohammad A Saed, Micah J Green
Additive manufacturing through material extrusion, often termed three-dimensional (3D) printing, is a burgeoning method for manufacturing thermoplastic components. However, a key obstacle facing 3D-printed plastic parts in engineering applications is the weak weld between successive filament traces, which often leads to delamination and mechanical failure. This is the chief obstacle to the use of thermoplastic additive manufacturing. We report a novel concept for welding 3D-printed thermoplastic interfaces using intense localized heating of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) by microwave irradiation...
June 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586732/the-virtual-approach-to-the-assessment-of-skeletal-injuries-in-human-skeletal-remains-of-forensic-importance
#3
Petra Urbanová, Ann H Ross, Mikoláš Jurda, Ivana Šplíchalová
While assessing skeletal injuries in human skeletal remains, forensic anthropologists are frequently presented with fractured, fragmented, or otherwise modified skeletal remains. The examination of evidence and the mechanisms of skeletal injuries often require that separate osseous elements be permanently or temporarily reassembled or reconstructed. If not dealt with properly, such reconstructions may impede accurate interpretation of the evidence. Nowadays, routine forensic examinations increasingly incorporate digital imaging technologies...
July 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578109/reconstruction-of-the-thoracic-spine-using-a-personalized-3d-printed-vertebral-body-in-an-adolescent-with-a-t9-primary-bone-tumour-case-report
#4
Wen Jie Choy, Ralph J Mobbs, Ben Wilcox, Steven Phan, Kevin Phan, Chester E Sutterlin
BACKGROUND: Neurosurgery and spine surgery has the potential to benefit from the use of three-dimensional printing (3DP) technology due to complex anatomical considerations and the delicate nature of surrounding structures. We report a procedure which utilises a 3D printed titanium T9 vertebral body implant post T9 vertebrectomy for a primary bone tumour. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 14-year-old female presented with progressive kyphoscoliosis, and a pathological fracture of the T9 vertebra with sagittal and coronal deformity due to a destructive primary bone tumour...
May 31, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547894/internal-fixation-of-complicated-acetabular-fractures-directed-by-preoperative-surgery-with-3d-printing-models
#5
Zhao-Jie Liu, Jian Jia, Yin-Guang Zhang, Wei Tian, Xin Jin, Yong-Cheng Hu
The purpose of this article is to evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of preoperative surgery with 3D printing-assisted internal fixation of complicated acetabular fractures. A retrospective case review was performed for the above surgical procedure. A 23-year-old man was confirmed by radiological examination to have fractures of multiple ribs, with hemopneumothorax and communicated fractures of the left acetabulum. According to the Letounel and Judet classification, T-shaped fracture involving posterior wall was diagnosed...
May 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512850/in-situ-handheld-3d-bioprinting-for-cartilage-regeneration
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Claudia Di Bella, Serena Duchi, Cathal D O'Connell, Romane Blanchard, Cheryl Augustine, Zhilian Yue, Fletcher Thompson, Christopher Richards, Stephen Beirne, Carmine Onofrillo, Sebastien H Bauquier, Stewart D Ryan, Peter Pivonka, Gordon G Wallace, Peter F Choong
Articular cartilage injuries experienced at an early age can lead to the development of osteoarthritis later in life. In situ 3D printing is an exciting and innovative bio-fabrication technology that enables the surgeon to deliver tissue- engineering techniques at the time and location of need. We have created a hand- held 3D printing device (Biopen) that allows the simultaneous co-axial extrusion of bioscaffold and cultured cells directly into the cartilage defect in vivo in a single session surgery. This pilot study assesses the ability of the Biopen to repair a full thickness chondral defect and the early outcomes in cartilage regeneration, and compares these results to other treatments in a large animal model...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507143/controllable-load-sharing-for-soft-adhesive-interfaces-on-three-dimensional-surfaces
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Sukho Song, Dirk-Michael Drotlef, Carmel Majidi, Metin Sitti
For adhering to three-dimensional (3D) surfaces or objects, current adhesion systems are limited by a fundamental trade-off between 3D surface conformability and high adhesion strength. This limitation arises from the need for a soft, mechanically compliant interface, which enables conformability to nonflat and irregularly shaped surfaces but significantly reduces the interfacial fracture strength. In this work, we overcome this trade-off with an adhesion-based soft-gripping system that exhibits enhanced fracture strength without sacrificing conformability to nonplanar 3D surfaces...
May 30, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501000/combination-of-a-biodegradable-three-dimensional-3d-printed-cage-for-mechanical-support-and-nanofibrous-membranes-for-sustainable-release-of-antimicrobial-agents-for-treating-the-femoral-metaphyseal-comminuted-fracture
#8
Ying-Chao Chou, Demei Lee, Tzu-Min Chang, Yung-Heng Hsu, Yi-Hsun Yu, Err-Cheng Chan, Shih-Jung Liu
The aim of this study was to develop a biodegradable three-dimensional-printed polylactide (PLA) cage for promoting bony fixation and an antibiotics-embedded poly(d,l)-lactide-co-glycolide (PLGA) nanofibrous membrane for infectious prophylaxis during treating the comminuted metaphyseal fracture in a rabbit femoral model. The in vitro studies included measuring the mechanical properties of the 3D printed cage and determining release activities of vancomycin and ceftazidime from the nanofibers. The in vivo study included comparisons of rabbits of the femoral metaphyseal comminuted fracture treated with or without the combined biodegradable polymers...
May 2, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493805/creating-three-dimensional-printed-models-of-acetabular-fractures-for-use-as-educational-tools
#9
Matthew S Manganaro, Yoav Morag, William J Weadock, Corrie M Yablon, Kara Gaetke-Udager, Erica B Stein
Acetabular fractures are frequently encountered in some clinical practices, and the precise classification of these fractures greatly influences treatments and outcomes. The authors identified the need for an educational aid when teaching acetabular fracture classifications, given the complex spatial anatomy and the nonintuitive classification system that is commonly used. Three-dimensional ( 3D three-dimensional ) printing is an evolving technique that has applications as an educational aid, providing the student with a tangible object to interact with and learn from...
May 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465202/design-and-evaluation-of-a-new-synthetic-wrist-procedural-simulator-wristsim-%C3%A2-for-training-of-distal-radius-fracture-fixation-by-volar-plating
#10
P Lazarus, E Pire, C Sapa, L Ruffenach, M Saur, P Liverneaux, J J Hidalgo Diaz
Legislation concerning workload of surgical trainees and pressure to reduce learning curves have forced us reconsider surgical training. Our goal was to evaluate a synthetic procedural simulator for teaching open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of distal radius fractures (DRF). Twenty surgeons used a synthetic procedural simulator (Wristsim(®)) made by 3D printing for ORIF of DRF with a volar plate (Newclip Technics(®)). The evaluation consisted of grading the simulator's realism compared to the surgeons' own experience with surgery on cadavers...
April 11, 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444580/three-dimensional-virtual-planning-of-corrective-osteotomies-of-distal-radius-malunions-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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R J O de Muinck Keizer, K M Lechner, M A M Mulders, N W L Schep, D Eygendaal, J C Goslings
The purpose of this study was to summarize and evaluate results of three-dimensional (3D-) planned corrective osteotomies of malunited distal radius fractures. 3D-planning techniques provide the possibility to address 3D-deformity that conventional planning methods might not address. We systematically searched PubMed, EMBASE and the Cochrane library for studies that performed a 3D-planned corrective osteotomy on patients with a malunited distal radius fracture. Fifteen studies with a total of 68 patients were included in the analysis...
April 25, 2017: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434826/the-accuracy-of-patient-specific-implant-prebented-with-3d-printed-rapid-prototype-model-for-orbital-wall-reconstruction
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Young Chul Kim, Woo Shik Jeong, Tae-Kyung Park, Jong Woo Choi, Kyung S Koh, Tae Suk Oh
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated the accuracy of blow out fracture reduction using 3D-printed rapid prototyping (RP) skull modeling. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective review was performed for 82 patients who underwent post-traumatic orbital wall fracture reduction between 2012 and 2014. Patients were divided into two groups according to the use of 3D-printed RP skull model reproduced by mirroring technique, onto which a titanium mesh was anatomically molded. Using computed tomographic scans, the areas of pre- and post-operative orbital wall defect, the layout angles of the titanium mesh, and the gap lengths between the implant and fracture margin were compared between the two groups...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428034/near-anatomical-correction-using-a-ct-guided-technique-of-a-forearm-malunion-in-a-15-year-old-girl-a-case-report-including-surgical-technique
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R M Jeuken, R P M Hendrickx, M G M Schotanus, E J Jansen
BACKGROUND: In this case report, we describe a left-arm both-bone forearm fracture in a 15-year-old girl who fell off a swing. Conservative treatment with an above-elbow cast failed, resulting in a malunion with functional impairment. The pro- and supination were 90/0/10, respectively. The patient complained of difficulties performing daily activities. For this pediatric case, a corrective osteotomy was proposed using a CT-guided technique aiming for maximum anatomical and functional outcome...
April 17, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396929/comparison-of-traditional-surgery-and-surgery-assisted-by-three%C3%A2-dimensional-printing-technology-in-the-treatment-of-tibial-plateau-fractures
#14
Yiting Lou, Leyi Cai, Chenggui Wang, Qian Tang, Tianlong Pan, Xiaoshan Guo, Jianshun Wang
PURPOSE: This study was conducted to compare traditional surgery and surgery assisted by 3D printing technology in the treatment of tibial plateau fractures. In addition, we also investigated the effect of 3D printing technology on the communication between doctors and patients. METHODS: Seventy two patients with tibial plateau fractures were enrolled in the study from April 2014 to October 2015. They were divided into two groups: 34 cases of 3D model group, 38 cases of traditional surgery group...
April 10, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388595/customized-knee-prosthesis-in-treatment-of-giant-cell-tumors-of-the-proximal-tibia-application-of-3-dimensional-printing-technology-in-surgical-design
#15
Wenbin Luo, Lanfeng Huang, He Liu, Wenrui Qu, Xin Zhao, Chenyu Wang, Chen Li, Tao Yu, Qing Han, Jincheng Wang, Yanguo Qin
BACKGROUND We explored the application of 3-dimensional (3D) printing technology in treating giant cell tumors (GCT) of the proximal tibia. A tibia block was designed and produced through 3D printing technology. We expected that this 3D-printed block would fill the bone defect after en-bloc resection. Importantly, the block, combined with a standard knee joint prosthesis, provided attachments for collateral ligaments of the knee, which can maintain knee stability. MATERIAL AND METHODS A computed tomography (CT) scan was taken of both knee joints in 4 patients with GCT of the proximal tibia...
April 7, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377356/-application-of-3d-printing-and-computer-assisted-surgical-simulation-in-preoperative-planning-for-acetabular-fracture
#16
Xin Liu, Can-Jun Zeng, Jian-Sen Lu, Xu-Chen Lin, Hua-Jun Huang, Xin-Yu Tan, Dao-Zhang Cai
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of using 3D printing and computer-assisted surgical simulation in preoperative planning for acetabular fractures. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed in 53 patients with pelvic fracture, who underwent surgical treatment between September, 2013 and December, 2015 with complete follow-up data. Among them, 19 patients were treated with CT three-dimensional reconstruction, computer-assisted virtual reset internal fixation, 3D model printing, and personalized surgery simulation before surgery (3D group), and 34 patients underwent routine preoperative examination (conventional group)...
March 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325671/accurate-fixation-of-plates-and-screws-for-the-treatment-of-acetabular-fractures-using-3d-printed-guiding-templates-an-experimental-study
#17
Xu Chen, Xuanhuang Chen, Guodong Zhang, Haibin Lin, Zhengxi Yu, Changfu Wu, Xing Li, Yijun Lin, Wenhua Huang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility of the use of 3D-printed guiding templates for accurate placement of plates and screws for internal fixation of acetabular fractures. METHODS: 3D models of the pelvises of 14 adult cadavers were reconstructed using computed tomography (CT). Twenty-eight acetabular fractures were simulated and placement positions for plates and screw trajectories were designed. Bending module was obtained by 3D cutting; guiding template was manufactured using 3D printing, and the plate was pre-bent according to the bending module...
June 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287077/bone-regeneration-in-3d-printing-bioactive-ceramic-scaffolds-with-improved-tissue-material-interface-pore-architecture-in-thin-wall-bone-defect
#18
Huifeng Shao, Xiurong Ke, An Liu, Miao Sun, Yong He, Xianyan Yang, Jianzhong Fu, Yanming Liu, Lei Zhang, Guojing Yang, Sanzhong Xu, Zhongru Gou
Three-dimensional (3D) printing bioactive ceramics have demonstrated alternative approaches to bone tissue repair, but an optimized materials system for improving the recruitment of host osteogenic cells into the bone defect and enhancing targeted repair of the thin-wall craniomaxillofacial defects remains elusive. Herein we systematically evaluated the role of side-wall pore architecture in the direct-ink-writing bioceramic scaffolds on mechanical properties and osteogenic capacity in rabbit calvarial defects...
April 12, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241717/-application-of-three-dimensional-printing-personalized-acetabular-wing-plate-in-treatment-of-complex-acetabular-fractures-via-lateral-rectus-approach
#19
J G Mai, C Gu, X Z Lin, T Li, W Q Huang, H Wang, X Y Tan, H Lin, Y M Wang, Y Q Yang, D D Jin, S C Fan
Objective: To investigate reduction and fixation of complex acetabular fractures using three-dimensional (3D) printing technique and personalized acetabular wing-plate via lateral-rectus approach. Methods: From March to July 2016, 8 patients with complex acetabular fractures were surgically managed through 3D printing personalized acetabular wing-plate via lateral-rectus approach at Department of Orthopedics, the Third Affiliated Hospital of Southern Medical University. There were 4 male patients and 4 female patients, with an average age of 57 years (ranging from 31 to 76 years)...
March 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236695/investigation-of-the-elastic-modulus-tensile-and-flexural-strength-of-five-skull-simulant-materials-for-impact-testing-of-a-forensic-skin-skull-brain-model
#20
Lisa Falland-Cheung, J Neil Waddell, Kai Chun Li, Darryl Tong, Paul Brunton
Conducting in vitro research for forensic, impact and injury simulation modelling generally involves the use of a skull simulant with mechanical properties similar to those found in the human skull. For this study epoxy resin, fibre filled epoxy resin, 3D-printing filaments (PETG, PLA) and self-cure acrylic denture base resin were used to fabricate the specimens (n=20 per material group), according to ISO 527-2 IBB and ISO20795-1. Tensile and flexural testing in a universal testing machine was used to measure their tensile/flexural elastic modulus and strength...
February 20, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
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