3D Printer custom-made sternum successfully implanted

Our first patient treated with a custom-made titanium sternum was successfully discharged home. The patient had a huge sternal sarcoma completely resected and the sternum and anterior costal edges were replaced with a custom-made implant. The prosthesis was d152774 (4)esigned by Salamanca University Hospital thoracic surgeons in cooperaton with Anatomics, a Melbourne-based company. The implant was derived from the patient’s CT scan and made in titanium using a 3D printer.

Members of the Thoracic Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery cooperated in this case. More information on demand.

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