Worlds First Cancer Surgery Using 3D Printer Ribs Sternum
Cancer surgery using 3D printer: Here is the world first 3D printer sternum rib cage. The first surgery of 3D printer has been held on Spanish cancer Patient.
This Spanish person was suffering from chest wall sarcoma (a cancer tumor that grows, in this instance, around the rib cage). The man was 54 years old. His sternum and a portion of his rib cage replaced by 3D printer titanium sternum and rib cage. As it was a first 3D printer surgery it was a worried moment for everyone. Sternum and a portion of his rib was the tricky part to recreate with prosthetic, due to complex geometry and design required for each patient.
The surgeons in Thoracic use flat and plate implants for the chest. However, this can come loose over time and increase the risk of complications. In Salamanca University Hospital thought a fully customized 3D-printed implant could replicate the intricate structure of sternum and ribs, providing a safer option for a patient.
So they swung to Melbourne-based therapeutic gadget organization Anatomics, which composed and produced the insert utilizing the Melbourne CSIRO 3D printing office.
Using high-resolution CT (computed tomography) data, the Anatomics team was able to create a 3-D reconstruction of the chest wall and tumor, allowing the surgeons to plan and accurately define resection margins. Twelve days after the surgery, the patient was discharged and has recovered well.