A young patient with a painful deformity in his clavicle, which was causing him both cosmetic and functional issues, consulted Dr. Alexander Van Tongel. Dr. Van Tongel worked with Materialise clinical engineers for pre-operative 3D planning and 3D-printed surgical guides for a corrective osteotomy.
Treating a young patient born in 1993 who had an injury in 2009 with a malunion of the distal radius, Dr. Peter Axelsson from the Sahlgrenska Hospital in Sweden worked together with the Materialise Clinical Engineers for 3D-printed anatomical models, 3D analysis and planning, and 3D-printed patient-specific guides. This case was one of the first cases he did with Materialise.
Removing Helena’s tumor was complicated because of the tumor’s proximity to her knee joint. A standard procedure with a 3cm margin would have likely have required an amputation. Here’s how Dr. Gwen Sys managed to save Helena’s knee joint, with the help of 3D Printing.
Through the help of specialized surgical planning and guiding tools from Materialise, Koen was able to make a full recovery after suffering from a long battle with lateral compartment arthritis in his knee.
This complex case, where both the ulna and radius were deformed, was treated with the help of Materialise's patient-specific guiding technology. Both deformities were corrected through patient-specific surgical guides.
In 2011, the very first Swedish surgery with Materialise patient-specific guides took place in the Sahlgrenska hospital in Götenborg. Dr. Peter Axelsson treated a young boy with limited mobility in the forearm with the newest technology. A CT scan was taken of both arms making it possible to plan the surgery in 3D.