The Use of 3D-Printed Pelvic Models for Complex Acetabular and Femoral Reconstructions

Brian Haus, M.D., as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, talks about how he is using 3D-printed medical models to prepare hip surgeries and how the use of these models have given him new insights.

He introduces us to hip preservation surgery or complex deformity correction and the different complex, heterogeneous problems and objectives linked to it. Compared to radiographs he sees tremendous potential for computer modeling and 3D Printing in helping to perform an accurate amount of correction to maximize patient outcomes.

During the webinar, he demonstrates two case examples, one of a 15 year-old patient with hip dysplasia and one of a 17 year-old female with Perthes Deformity with impingement and hip displacement. Dr. Haus shows us how pre-operative 3D scans helped him to plan using the Materialise Mimics software. When the analysis and planning was all done, he takes us through the process of printing the models and using them before and during surgery for these specific cases.

What you will learn

  • How radiographs vs. 3D images differ from each other for a particular case and why Dr. Haus feels that CT scan images have only limited reliability
  • What pre-operative planning looks like and how Dr. Haus uses the different software modules, measurements and views analyzing a specific case
  • The three reasons why he found the 3D-printed models to be useful and helpful
  • Why Dr. Haus says he not only had good results, but even had fun using the models


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