Customized Model Manufacturing for Patients with Pelvic Fracture using FDM 3D Printer

FDM 방식의 3D 프린터를 이용한 골반 골절 환자의 맞춤형 모델제작

  • 오왕균 (충청북도 청주의료원 영상의학과)
  • Received : 2014.07.29
  • Accepted : 2014.09.19
  • Published : 2014.11.28


At present trend 3D Printing technology has been using more efficiently than conventional subtractive manufacturing method in various medical fields, in particular this technology superior in saving production time, cost and process than conventional. Especially in orthopedics, an attractive attention has been paid by adopting this technology because of improving operation, operation accuracy, and reducing the patient's pain. Though 3D printing technology has enormous applications still in some hospitals have not been using due to having the problem of technical utilization of hardware, software & chiefly financial availability and etc. In order to solve these problems by reducing the cost and time, we have used CT images in pre-operative planning by directly making the pelvic fracture model with open source DICOM viewer and STL file conversion program, assembly 3D printer of FDM wire additive manufacturing. After having the customized bone model of six patients who underwent unstable pelvic fracture surgery, we have operated our system in orthopedic section of University Hospital through the clinician. Later, we have received better reviews and comments on utilization availability, results, and precision and now our system considered to be useful in surgical planning.


3D Printing;CT Image;FDM;Pelvic Fracture;Pre-operative Planning


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