Virtual Planning for CMF Surgery
Cranio-maxillofacial surgery poses unique challenges and requires surgeons to make complex clinical decisions. PROPLAN CMF™ empowers surgeons to make critical decisions preoperatively and helps to ensure better surgical outcomes.
Benefits of Virtual Planning for CMF Surgery
Preoperative visualization of the patient anatomy and condition
Virtual simulation of the skeletal osteotomies and reconstruction
Improved communication between patient and surgical team
“It was a challenging case where we had to combine multiple procedures. PROPLAN CMF™ enabled us to validate the initial bi-maxillary orthognathic treatment plan in 3D, restore facial symmetry, and check soft tissue changes. It helped us optimize treatment and create an esthetically pleasing result."
— Dr. Muhanad Hatamleh
King’s College Hospital, UK
“What we’ve seen is that the digital workflow benefits both the surgeons and the patients. Current and future patients not only want information about their illness and medical treatment plan, but also ask for insight into their technical treatment plan. A 3D visualization helps them to understand the technical part of their rehabilitation."
— Joël Kortes and Maartje Kienhuis
3D lab at University Medical Center (UMC) in Utrecht
“We see several benefits, especially in the case of complex pathologies. Being able to see and explore the anatomy in 3D makes a huge difference to the physician’s understanding. It also means we can plan, and even simulate certain procedures before performing them"
— Prof. Dr. Ir. Stijn De Buck
3D Point-of-Care manager at University Hospitals Leuven
“The planning is now much faster, systematic, and reliable. Many steps are now automated, and we have also developed a checklist that identifies and validates each step of the planning separately. That helps a lot to make sure that every step is perfectly planned before going into the final validation."
— Dr. Thomas Schouman
APHP-Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Sorbonne University
Successfully Constructing Surgical Guides for Temporomandibular Joint Ankylosis Surgery
Temporomandibular joint ankylosis, or the fusion of the jawbone, is most often the result of an injury or infection, and it prevents the patient from opening their mouth properly. It can only be treated with surgery, but due to the complex nature of the operation which presents a lot of risks for the patient, surgeons are often too careful to really perform an effective surgery.