Formlabs Case Study:
Planning with a Custom Surgical Model Reduces Theater Time by 88 Percent
Patient-specific anatomical models can enhance surgeons’ understanding of a patient’s unique needs, support advanced surgical planning, and improve communication and consent with patients and their families.
In this case study, we walk through the impact of using a 3D printed model to address a young boy’s complex forearm injury. Using a custom model provided by Axial3D, printed on a Formlabs Form 2, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Michael Eames was able to plan a 30-minute minimally invasive, low-risk solution, rather than a complex, four-hour osteotomy. The reduced time in the operating room saved resulted in an estimated savings of $5,500 for the hospital.
Download the case study to learn:
- The impact of using a 3D printed model in preoperative planning
- How a printed model improved patient communication and consent
- How Axial3D uses Formlabs 3D printers and materials to provide cost-effective 3D printing services to over 150 surgeons and 30 hospitals in the UK.
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Formlabs is an industry-leading provider of 3D printers and materials used by healthcare providers to support the practice of medicine. Please consider local regulations, material data sheets, patient information, and institutional requirements before 3D printing or using anatomical models.