The patient suffered a hip deformity due to a traffic accident in her childhood, and her health and daily life were severely affected. This 18-year-old girl has to rely on crutches to stand and walk. Her movement has been severely restricted and she is accompanied by repeated episodes of pain.
The doctor recommended the girl to undergo hip correction surgery after passing the traditional imaging examination. However, it is difficult to accurately analyze the anatomical structure only with the help of traditional two-dimensional images such as X-rays since the girl’s illness lasted for a long time and the condition was really complicated. The emergence of various problems prevents doctors from planning the best surgical plan for the girl before surgery, which is undoubtedly terrible for the girl who desires to stand and walk normally.
Created 3D model of the hip joint using 3D printing technology.
In response to the patient’s condition, Dr. Federico Espinola, a surgical expert dedicated to 3D printing medical applications, proposed to use 3D printing technology to reconstruct the 3D model of the patient’s hip from CT scan to help the surgical plan to obtain the best result.