Corrective Osteotomies for Malunion of the Wrist and Forearm, using 3D Computer Planning and Patient-Specific Instruments

Dr. Verstreken, as an experienced surgeon in terms of using 3D computer planning and patient-specific instruments for corrective osteotomies, shares his insights and recommendations during this webinar.

He starts by listing the most common complications following a fracture as he sees them in his practice. Showing some examples, he believes there is room for improvement using only 2D radiographs, as the results with conventional techniques were not as good as he thought. He then shows what a 3D scan and model looks like and the different steps he takes when creating a 3D plan of the osteotomy and the fixation, illustrating it with images and videos of a number of patient cases.

He also sees big advantages in using 3D scans with forearm fractures and proves his point by showing the difference between x-ray and 3D scans for two patient cases. During the webinar, he also shares post-operative results.

Dr. Verstreken concludes by listing three advantages that lead to easier and shorter procedures, less fluoroscopy, more predictable results and less complications in his practice.

What you will learn

  • What malunion is and what the most common complaints are
  • Why traditional planning based on 2D radiographs are not bringing in the expected results according to two studies
  • How 3D planning could save you time during surgery
  • Get a full insight on 3D possibilities by looking at images, scans, plans and even surgical videos
  • Everything about patient-specific 3D-printed titanium plates, drill guides and screw guides


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