Customised design and development of patient specific 3D printed whole mandible implant

Mazher I. Mohammed*, Angus P. Fitzpatrick, Santosh K. Malyala, Ian Gibson

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Abstract

In this study we assessed the design criteria for the creation of a patient specific, whole mandible implant based on a patient’s medical imaging data and 3D printing. We tailor this procedure to a patient who will undergo a mandibulectomy due to cancer infiltration of the jaw. The patient CT scan data was used to generate a 3D representation of the patient’s skull, before the corrupted mandible was extracted. We examined two approaches based on classical symmetry matching and digital reconstruction of the defect to form the final model for printing. The final designs were then 3D printed and assessed for efficacy against a patient specific representative model of the skull and maxilla, where the final optimised design was found to provide an excellent fit. Ultimately, this technique provides a framework for the design and optimisation of a patient specific whole mandible implant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages1708-1717
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event27th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium - An Additive Manufacturing Conference, SFF 2016 - Austin, United States
Duration: 8 Aug 201610 Aug 2016
Conference number: 27

Conference

Conference27th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium - An Additive Manufacturing Conference, SFF 2016
Abbreviated titleSFF 2016
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period8/08/1610/08/16

Keywords

  • 3D printing
  • Design
  • Implant
  • Mandible
  • Patient Specific

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