A life-size nylon model of a traumatized mandible was produced from CT scan data by the process of laser sintering. The model was used for pre-operative planning and for production of surgical aids in order to facilitate the restoration of a large bony defect. Vascularized iliac crest bone was harvested, titanium implants placed and the bone then grafted to the mandible.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Australian Dental Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
- CT scanning
- Laser sintering
- Nylon models
- Prosthetic rehabilitation