CRANIAL PROSTHESES

THROUGH 3D PRINTING

Reconstruction of skull in patients with cranial traumatism, the objetcive is to cover the damaged part of the skull by implanting a personalized prosthesis. 

This project originated from the necessity of creating a low cost prostheses to benefit patients from the University Hospital.

THE PROCESS

We developed a process to design and produce the prostheses using CAD software and 3D Printers.

 

Results

 Cost reduction compared with existing titanium Implants

 Better aesthetic results

 Reduction of surgical  procedure time

 Less risk of infections after surgery

 * All these results are a comparison between comercial titanium implants and PMMA implants developed by our process.

33 Patients

Benefited by this project in the last 3 years

1 Honorific Mention

As the best project in healtchare in SID8, Azuay Univeristy, Ecuador

1 Filed Patent

By the Mexican institute of intellectual Property.

1 Clinical Article

Published at the Journal of Neurosurgery in 2018

Adriana Alejandra de la Cruz Arriaga December 2019