Three-dimensional printing for preoperative planning of total hip arthroplasty revision: case report
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Three dimensional (3D) printing can be used to create material models to aid preoperative planning of complex orthopedic procedures as exemplified by this case of total hip arthroplasty failure due to infection with resulting severe acetabular bone stock deficiency. The 3D model allowed for trialing of the acetabular component to determine cup size, position, and screw placement. Most importantly, the model confirmed that there was not a pelvic discontinuity and the revision shell would be sufficient for the reconstruction. Previously, the cost and complexity of utilization of 3D printers were prohibitive. Recent improvements in commercially available 3D printers have made rapid prototype model creation a realistic option, which can facilitate difficult surgery.
Keywords3D printing Hip replacement Hip revision 3D model Infection
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Dr. Avneesh Chhabra is a Siemens MSK CAD consultant and receives royalties from Wolters and Jaypee unrelated to this project. The remaining authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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