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 contribution||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|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Duodecim: Lääketieteellinen aikakauskirja|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|MoE publication type||A2 Review article in a scientific journal|