Patient Specific Implant (PSI)
Patient Specific Implants (PSI) was introduced to obtain tailored solutions in healthcare field with greater accuracy with added gain of shorter rehabilitation which will satisfy form, function and aesthetics. The rebuilding of large skull defects was a truly difficult skill, with surgeons manually shaping, modelling and placing bone cement, bone grafts or titanium meshes.
With Patient Specific Implant (PSI) the complex skull defects can perfectly be treated.
Graft3d’s Patient Specific Implants (PSI) services are towards perfect implant fit and form. The package which includes D2PTM, TouchTM haptic device With FreeForm Plus and Metal 3D printer with DMLS technology. The raw DICOM scanned data can be imported to D2P (Dicom to Print)TM and the design can be made using a Freefom Plus Software Touch haptic device.
DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering) is an additive manufacturing method. It creates parts additively by sintering fine metal powder particles, to fuse them together locally. The metal part will be created layer by layer, according to 3D model requirement. The process permits printing high complex models to be generated directly from a designed file from Freeform Plus software haptic device. Titanium (which is the golden standard of Implants) which is compatible only with the DLMS technology is more predictable and time effective. As the patient’s individual anatomy is the key factor, customization of the part is a great benefit provided by DMLS technology. Meeting the patient’s specific anatomic needs reduces not only the length of time spent, but also the risk of problems normally caused by ill-fitting implants.