3D hip models in orthopaedic surgery
New Technology makes surgery more precise and successful
X-rays and CT scan have made understanding of injured bones and joints easy. But still there are times when these images are not enough and one may need further information, especially to plan surgery.
One such technology is called “Rapid Prototyping”. This is used commonly in preparing dies and for some engineering application.
For study of broken bones, especially the hip bone, this technology is very useful
50 years old gentleman had injury to his right hip joint. His x-ray showed badly deformed hip socket and ball. This made him totally bed ridden
This allowed me to plan the steps of surgery by doing trial surgery on bone model
This is the story of a 50 years old lady.
She was born with abnormal right hip.
As a child she was in and out of the hospital for multiple operations to correct her hip defect
She became wheel chair bound due to pain in her right hip and short leg
Now she is out of wheel chair and able to walk with support of a walking stick
St. Martin Clinic, Lenus Orthopaedic Care
Ground Floor, Farooqui building,
Near Raheja Art College, Opp. Union Bank Of India,
St Martin Road, Off Turner Road, Bandra (W),
Mumbai - 400 050 India.