Advances Using 3D Computer Technology
The use of advanced three dimensional ( 3D ) computer technology in the analysis, virtual surgical planning, 3D modeling, and custom printing of implants has enhanced treatment of complex congenital and acquired craniofacial deformities.
Modern 3D technology allows the surgeon to better analyze complex craniofacial deformities, precisely plan surgical correction with computer simulation of results, customize osteotomies, plan distractions, and print custom 3D implants, as needed. The use of advanced 3D computer technology can be applied safely and potentially improve aesthetic and functional outcomes after complex craniofacial reconstruction.
Below are several patient examples illustrating the effective and very successful use of these techniques.