An anatomical model illustrates extremely precisely the anatomy of a specific patient, with the aim of planning and discussing the surgery much more easily.
First, the reconstruction of the patient's anatomy is performed based on the patient's medical images. Then, the models are produced by means of high-tech 3D printing to provide the surgeon with sterilizable and biocompatible models of the patient. Those models can therefore be used inside the operating room, assisting the entire surgical team.
To what extent can the surgical team use a patient-specific anatomical model ? To analyze a situation, simulate & plan the surgery, select osteosyntesis material, support a staff meeting, communicate with the patient ...