A unique Custom Surgical Solution involved a syndromic patient requiring a two-piece PEEK implant and 3D anatomical models. In this case, patient growth expanded the frontal and parietal bones, widening the frontal and sagittal sutures. By surgeon recommendation, a patient-specific PEEK implant was elected to fill the void and protect the patient’s brain.
A patient was born with a congenital malformation called pediatric pulmonary atresia, meaning the infant’s heart developed without a natural pulmonary valve orifice causing an obstruction of blood flow to the lungs. In an effort to better visualize the defect, MedCAD 3D printed the data from her chest as an AccuModel product, specifically depicting the heart, surrounding trachea and esophagus.
MedCAD was recently featured in the story of the 15-year old Puerto-Rican girl, who had a rare inborn defect called frontonasal dysplasia. Because of the disease, the face bones stopped developing during the prenatal period. Several surgeries were attempted to correct the condition without success, leaving her face and jaw asymmetrical. Her family researched MedCAD and decided to give the digitally planned surgery a try. She arrived at Forest Park Medical Center (Dallas) to undergo craniofacial surgery.