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Production of 3D Printed Anatomical Models and Deviation Analysis for Zygomaticomaxillary Complex Fracture

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Trauma-related craniofacial defects often result in facial deformity and significant functional limitations. The zygomaticomaxillary complex (ZMC) is a key structural feature, which requires surgical intervention when highly displaced because of trauma. Attempting to restore the displacement and ensure proper fixation with minimal scarring makes surgical treatment challenging. For unilateral facial trauma, creating a 3D printed physical model of the mirrored, unaffected side can generate an “ideal” representation of the postoperative affected region. These models can be used for preoperative planning and contouring of fixation plates and meshes. Although these models appear beneficial, their use is limited in time sensitive applications and quantitative investigation into their efficacy is lacking. We present our work demonstrating a methodology for fabricating anatomical models capable of same day turnaround, and a preliminary quantitative evaluation of postoperative deviation.
subject
3D Printing
Anatomical Model
Deviation Analysis
ZMC
contributor
Chung, Scotty Allan (author)
Brown, Philip J (committee chair)
Weaver, Ashley M (committee member)
Runyan, Christopher M (committee member)
date
2019-09-05T08:35:24Z (accessioned)
2019 (issued)
degree
Biomedical Engineering (discipline)
2021-09-04 (liftdate)
embargo
2021-09-04 (terms)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/94318 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
Production of 3D Printed Anatomical Models and Deviation Analysis for Zygomaticomaxillary Complex Fracture
type
Thesis

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