Trauma model: Acetabulum fracture
Hospital Naval Almirante Nef - Viña del Mar, Chile
✔ Increased understanding of the anatomy
✔ Design of the surgical plan
✔ Improved interaction between the doctors involved
✔ Improved post-operative patient care
A 69-year-old woman with a recently placed hip implant suffers a trauma that causes a fracture of the acetabulum due to the hip implant.
3D anatomical model
◾ Technology: FDM
◾ Material: PLA
◾ Resolución: 0.2 mm
◾ Finish: Two colors
Surgical plan and results in operating room
The 3D model allowed a better understanding of the fracture lines and the relationship between the implant and the acetabulum.
The surgical plan involved reconstruction of the acetabular fossa, for which the 3D model was used to decide which reconstruction technique would be used and to advise on the type of replacement that needed to be performed.