In case of a resection & reconstruction, a cranialisation or a low quality CT-scan, the cranial defect cannot be precisely determined before the surgery. As patient-specific implants cannot adapt themselves to the reality of the patient's anatomy, their utilisation is compromised in those situations.
In order to solve this issue, 3D-Side has established an alternative cranioplasty system : Adaptive SkullPT, a fast & accurate reconstruction guide to shape the cranial implant into the real patient. This guide is preoperatively-designed based on the patient's medical images and manufactured by 3D-printing.
In the operating theater, the surgeon creates the implant by placing bone cement on the guide and by shaping it directly on the patient's head. The implant is then finalised outside the patient to avoid any thermal effect.
Adaptive SkullPT enables a highly precise skull reconstruction : the implant is created & adapted in situ and fits perfectly on the defected zone, all that at a low cost and in a very short leadtime!