A 27-year-old male with extensive facial trauma presented following a Road Traffic Collision. The fracture plane crossed multiple portions of anatomy from maxilla superiorly to frontal bone. Given the extensive fracture caused by the accident, treatment planning was considered difficult utilizing the 2D CT imagery alone. In addition, the case required collaboration and planning from both Neurological and Cranio-Maxillofacial teams.

Case

A full-scale model was created from the patient’s CT scans. The surgeons used the 3D printed model to choose, measure and prepare all the required equipment for surgery. The model was utilized within a multidisciplinary planning meeting to mutually conclude on the best surgical approach.

Outcome

One hour of surgical time was saved as a result of the planning for the required equipment. Only 2 surgical trays needed to be sterilized, reduced from 6, as a result of choosing equipment prior to surgery.

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