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Trauma Case Rep. 2015 Nov 14;1(9-12):79-83. doi: 10.1016/j.tcr.2015.10.005. eCollection 2015 Dec.

Fixing a fractured arthrodesed hip with rapid prototype templating and minimal invasive plate osteosynthesis.

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1
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong, 5/F Professorial Block, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China.
2
Department of Radiology, H1, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China.
3
Shenzhen Key Laboratory for Innovative Technology in Orthopaedic Trauma, The University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital, Shenzhen, China.

Abstract

CASE:

We present an elderly lady with an intertrochanteric fracture of a previously fused hip. A 3D printed model of her pelvis and femur was used for implant templating before surgery. Minimal invasive fixation was performed with a spanning reversed distal femur locking plate without the need for removal of the previous implant. Multiple long locking screws were placed in the supra-acetabular region. The patient had union in 4 months, return to function and no complication.

Conclusion:

The technique allowed us to optimize implant selection and insert screws safely at difficult trajectories using minimal invasive surgery.

KEYWORDS:

3D printing; Fracture; Hip fusion; Minimal invasive; Plating

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