Transforming Cranioplasty with 3D Printing
Cranioplasty is the surgical fix of a bone imperfection in the skull that is left behind after a past operation or accident. A bone graft from elsewhere in the body or a synthetic material may be used to repair defects or gaps in the cranial (skull) bones.
Designing of missing part
Missing part of the skull is designed by CAD Modelling softwares by taking the mirror image of the other side.
Making of missing part
To generate the missing part of the skull bone we need to design a mold for casting of that part.
Designing of Molds:
3D Printed Molds
Casting the part in Operation Threatre
Benefits of using 3D Printing
- Aesthetic results
- Time saving