In Great Britain 3D the press used to return to the patient the person
Doctors to Swansea, the Southern Wales, use technology 3D of the press to recreate the person to the patient who got to a car accident. By means of KT of pictures of the intact part of the face of the patient of the doctor made the mirror image which allowed to carry out an ideal facial reconstruction. These images used for creation of titanic implants with the help 3D the press.
Computer model of the damaged part of a skull: Dominique Egbir, Cyn Peele, Peter Evans
This method call the advanced operation on recovery of the person of the person – by means of new printing implants. Work is considered so revolutionary and constructive that it already presented at an exhibition in the British Scientific Museum – before operation was carried out.
Futuristic work was headed by the adviser, maxillofacial surgeon Adrian Sugar from Morriston Swansea hospital of Institute of Ministry of Health of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg.
The project belongs the Center of applied technologies in the reconstructive surgery (ЦПТРХ), based in 2006 on the basis of office of maxillofacial surgery of Morriston hospital and chair of Design of products and researches (DPI) of Cardiff capital institute. ЦПТРХ wishes to deduce Wales in world pobkditel on researches, development and application of front lines honey of technologies in surgery.
Mr. Sugar worked with Peter Evans, the reconstructive scientist and the managing director of Laboratory of maxillofacial services, also Hsing Peele from DPI and Frion O’Malley to plan difficult operation which means a repozitsionirovaniye of facial bones of the patient.
Quite often reconstructive implants do of steel plates which betray the correct form. But the trauma of this patient was in particular difficult. «Facial bones of my patient, in particular his left eye-socket, were destroyed. Reconstructive operation on restoration of his face will be inexpressibly difficult», – Mr. Sugar speaks.
Traditional plates in accuracy will not coincide. Photo: Hospital Morriston, Swansea
They used KT pictures to make the detailed three-dimensional models of implants. Preliminary planning of reconstruction on the screen of the computer allows Mr. Sugar to rehearse all acts during operation. «We also can make instructions which will prompt to me where it is necessary to make cuts and to insert bones».
Computer model of an implant. Photo: Dominique Egbir, Cyn Peele, St. Petersburg
Napraviteli and implants are made from honey of the titan in Belgium.
3D printing napravitel and implants. Photo: Scientific museum
«The implant developed by us absolutely suited the patient therefore operation was carried out quicker, and the result is much more qualitative», – Sugar speaks. Mr. Evans added: «We prepared everything prior to the beginning of operation. The concept of operation was planned virtually, in fast we plan to start in performance. Symmetry of the face of the patient will be completely restored, therefore it can return to ordinary life».
The operation venue is now discussed. The identity of the patient is not disclosed. The Swansea project is presented at an exhibition «3D: Printing The Future» in London till July first, 2014.