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The Manufacture of Custom Made 3D Titanium Implant for Skull Reconstruction

 Hyung Rok Cho  ;  In Sik Yun  ;  Kyu Won Shim  ;  Tai Suk Roh  ;  Yong Oock Kim 
 Journal of International Society for Simulation Surgery, Vol.1(1) : 13-15, 2014 
Journal Title
Journal of International Society for Simulation Surgery
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ZOrbital wall fracture ; Three-dimensional surgery ; Blow out fracture ; Pre-surgical simulation ; Three-dimensional simulation
Nowadays, with advanced 3D printing techniques, the custom-made implant can be manufactured for the patient. Especially in skull reconstruction, it is difficult to design the implant due to complicated geometry. In large defect, an autograft is inappropriate to cover the defect due to donor morbidity. We present the process of manufacturing the 3D custom-made implant for skull reconstruction. There was one patient with skull defect repaired using custom-made 3D titanium implant in the plastic and reconstructive surgery department. The patient had defect of the left parieto-temporal area after craniectomy due to traumatic subdural hematoma. Custom-made 3D titanium implants were manufactured by Medyssey Co., Ltd. using 3D CT data, Mimics software and an EBM (Electron Beam Melting) machine. The engineer and surgeon reviewed several different designs and simulated a mock surgery on 3D skull model. During the operation, the custom-made implant was fit to the defect properly without dead space. The operative site healed without any specific complications. In skull reconstruction, autograft has been the treatment of choice. However, it is not always available and depends on the size of defect and donor morbidity. As 3D printing technique has been advanced, it is useful to manufacture custom-made implant for skull reconstruction.
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (성형외과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kim, Yong Oock(김용욱) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3756-4809
Roh, Tai Suk(노태석) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8681-159X
Shim, Kyu Won(심규원) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9441-7354
Yun, In Sik(윤인식) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1103-7047
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