Additive Manufacturing of a Jig/Guide to Aid Orthopaedic Surgery

Three-dimensional (3D) printed anatomic models and surgical guides have been shown to increase the precision of surgery and reduce operative time. Moreover, suitable implants can be pre-bent or custom-made according to the 3D model. This aspect is critical in paediatric orthopaedic surgery, especially during the correction of rare, complex, limb deformities. In this condition, the need of size-specific and shape-specific implants and hardware are frequently aimed. This project will partner with a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon to design a workflow for generating “in-house” low cost 3D printed anatomic models and cutting guides for surgical application in paediatric orthopaedics.

Supervisor name: 
Tadhg O'Donovan;
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