Three-dimensional printing for preoperative planning of total hip arthroplasty revision: case report

Joseph Zerr, Yonatan Chatzinoff, Rajiv Chopra, Kenneth Estrera, Avneesh Chhabra

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1431-1435
Number of pages5
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Volume45
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 3D model
  • 3D printing
  • Hip replacement
  • Hip revision
  • Infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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