What you’ll learn in this webinar
- What the challenges are when applying different surgical methods on a Slipped Upper Femoral Epiphysis (SUFE) defect
- What a patient-specific saw guide, the pre- and post-op models and custom-made plate look like
- The practical advantages experienced when having an anatomical model at hand
- Why Dr. Wiig believes that this is a very safe and easy method of correcting big deformities in the proximal femur
Custom plates are currently not available, the alternative is standard plates
Dr. Wiig is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with a special interest in hip preservation surgery. He has a PhD and has many years of experience in general pediatric orthopedic surgery working at the Oslo University Hospital. He has skills and expertise in fractures, trauma surgery, diagnosis, hip surgery, orthopedics and especially pediatric orthopedics.
Materialise got in touch with Dr. Wiig in 2015 when he was looking for a treatment plan for a young patient. Dr. Wiig’s colleague, Dr. John Slåstad, has successfully treated several patients with severe bone loss using 3D-printed Materialise aMace custom implants. Knowing this, Dr. Wiig contacted Materialise to investigate whether it was possible to use this technology to better understand and secure full correction of this severe deformity in 3D.