By using Materialise OrthoView’s automated SmartHip wizard, planning time for surgeries has reduced by as much as 25%, according to Dr. Andrew Noble, a hip and knee specialist at Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute in Florida.
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.
A patient of Dr. Buchbinder and Dr. Urken was diagnosed with a large tumor of the lower jaw. The resection of the ameloblastoma had to be approached very carefully. Both surgeons wanted the best possible preparation for this complex surgery, so they decided to plan it virtually.