Surgical models

In today’s world, doctors use very accurate 3D printed models of the patient’s musculoskeletal system in their practice. These 3D reproduced models help medical professionals diagnose diseases, make pre-operative planning, and provide information about the patient’s disease in a clear and accessible way.

OS IMPLANTS uses CT and MRI scans of the patient to create an exact copy of the bone or soft tissue structure, just as it is in the patient’s body.

At this stage, we work with clients from the private and public health sector in disciplines that include orthopedics, oncology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, neurosurgery and others.

Our mission is to provide the healthcare sector with personalized medical models that improve the work of doctors, thus helping patients as well.

Each custom print offers surgeons an unprecedented picture beyond conventional 2D patient scan data and in turn will increase patient care across a wide range of disciplines. Custom 3D modeling transforms every step of the doctor-patient interaction.

Personalised medical models are real 3D reproductions of CT and MRI scans, which makes them extremely specific and unique to each patient. These 3D printed surgical models give doctors more information than the normal 2D dimension seen on the screen.  Having a complete and tangible anatomical model of the patient, whether heart or pelvis, allows surgeons to more accurately diagnose and determine the treatment of this patient and in some cases completely change the course of treatment with the additional information they receive thanks to the 3D printed model. Specialists can articulate the full scale of anatomy in three dimensions, giving them an unprecedented idea of the patient’s needs. It is essential that these models are highly accurate, so that any important anatomical structure can be reproduced. The presence of a complete anatomical model of the patient allows surgeons to diagnose more accurately and subsequently determine the treatment of this patient.

After making the correct diagnosis, specialists use the models to determine the best approach to treatment. The high-resolution 3D model gives physicians a more general and holistic view of the specific pathology compared to the conventional 2D field of radiography. Having a tactile, large-scale model of what is inside the patient, allows surgeons to visualise and examine the injury in real space and achieve a much more comprehensive understanding of their patient’s injuries and determine the optimal treatment for each diagnosis. For example, MRI or CT data from cancer patients are often used in practice, we can create liver models that surgeons use to decide whether to remove the tumor mass or switch to chemotherapy.

Personalised medical models help surgeons plan and practice more complex techniques long before entering the operating room. Pre-operative planning not only reduces the time patients spend on the operating table, but also reduces the risk of complications and the risk of postoperative infection. Of course, this inevitably leads to less time in rehabilitation, saving a huge amount of hospital resources.  With our models, surgeons can try new techniques and prepare the equipment they need long before entering the operating room.  Of course, less operating time also saves money on a hospital scale. One minute of operative time costs between €25 and €100, depending on the intervention that is performed. The use of 3D models for preoperative planning is beneficial for all involved in the process.

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