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Plastic Surgery: 3D Printed Patient-Specific Applications for Craniomaxillofacial Operations

Plastic Surgery: 3D Printed Patient-Specific Applications for Craniomaxillofacial Operations

Written by David

May 17, 2020

Plastic surgery can help improve quality of life, especially when patients are dealing with craniofacial issues – soft tissues of the face, like the nose and lips, and bones of the craniomaxillofacial (CMF) skeleton.

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This field helps improve those things that make us human, such as how we talk, look, and use our hands. 3D printing is often used in conjunction with plastic surgery , and, as a pair of researchers in Missouri explain, it’s an excellent specialty in which to better define how the technology is used in surgery. A

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lexander Y. Lin, MD and Lauren M. Yarholar, MD, with the Saint Louis University School of Medicine and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital , published a paper, “ Plastic Surgery Innovation with 3D Printing for Craniomaxillofacial Operations ,” about the four types of 3D printed objects for surgical use, emphasizing plastic surgery and CMF operations, and the technology’s […]

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