Trauma surgery

Fracture reduction

Intra-articular fractures are complex injuries with fracture lines in multiple directions. The fracture fragments are often displaced and rotated in different directions, which makes it complicated to get a complete picture of the injury with the current imaging. A 3D model can aid in getting a better understanding of the extent of the injury. This not only gives insight in the pattern of the fracture lines, but also the injury can be viewed from all sides. Additionally, it is possible to virtually reduce the fracture, using the healthy contralateral side. This can aid in creating a treatment plan.

3D surgical planning

When a fracture is virtually reduced, a surgical plan for the operation can be created in 3D. One of the options to carry out this plan in the patient is to design a patient-specific implant. Additionally, surgical guides can be designed that fit the implant, to achieve the preplanned screw directions in the patient.

Corrective osteotomy

In some cases it occurs that different bone fragments grow together with the incorrect alienation towards each other. In these cases the treatment is a corrective osteotomy. To determine which exact correction is needed, is often quite hard using 2D imaging. Additionally, it is difficult to achieve the correction in the patient without using accessories. Therefore, we use a 3D surgical planning in which the abnormality and the associated correction are determined using the healthy contralateral side. To carry out this plan in the patient we use surgical guides to help the surgeon in achieving the pre-planned correction.

Trauma surgery