Medical applications of rapid prototyping--three-dimensional bodies for planning and implementation of treatment and for tissue replacement: Medical applications of rapid prototyping--three-dimensional bodies for planning and implementation of treatment and for tissue replacement

Antti Mäkitie*, Kaija-Stiina Paloheimo, Roy Björkstrand, Mika Salmi, Risto Kontio, Jari Salo, Yongnian Yan, Markku Paloheimo, Jukka Tuomi

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    Abstract

    The possibilities of medical applications of rapid prototyping are continuously expanding and developing. In current applications, five main groups are distinguished: (1) preoperative planning, surgical training and teaching, (2) inert implants, (3) surgical instruments and special equipment associated with the operations, (4) postoperative guides, long-term supports and aids and (5) artificial tissue. The first four of these are already in general use, whereas the last one is still under investigation.

    Translated title of the contributionMedical applications of rapid prototyping--three-dimensional bodies for planning and implementation of treatment and for tissue replacement: Medical applications of rapid prototyping--three-dimensional bodies for planning and implementation of treatment and for tissue replacement
    Original languageFinnish
    Pages (from-to)143-151
    Number of pages9
    JournalDuodecim: Lääketieteellinen aikakauskirja
    Volume126
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal

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    Mäkitie, A., Paloheimo, K-S., Björkstrand, R., Salmi, M., Kontio, R., Salo, J., Yan, Y., Paloheimo, M., & Tuomi, J. (2010). Teollisen pikavalmistuksen lääketieteelliset sovellukset. Duodecim: Lääketieteellinen aikakauskirja, 126(2), 143-151.