Dr. Nazimi from the UKM Medical Centre, Malaysia, faced a major challenge in treating Sharifah after a major accident. She had already lost vision in her left eye, and a significant deformity of the frontal bone left her with severe headaches. For this complex surgery, Dr. Nazimi successfully used a 3D-printed facial implant by Materialise’s daughter company OBL, to help Sharifah regain her old life.
The Factory for 3D Printing
PROPLAN CMF is a comprehensive 3D software package for accurate and predictable planning of cranio-maxillofacial surgeries. It is flexible and user-friendly and allows you to import CT and MRI images, prepare 3D visualizations and plan osteotomies. The software also offers flexible, step-by-step planning tools for distraction, orthognathics and mandible reconstruction cases. The soft tissue simulation and photo mapping tools make it possible to simulate the end result and compare it with the pre-op situation.
You can also take advantage of the DePuy Synthes PROPLAN CMF Services. This is a service model which provides access to our pre-operative planning software, on a case-by-case basis. After an interactive web-based session with a skilled clinical engineer, a surgical plan will be created for you, along with the needed surgical guides and anatomical models. The end result: a patient-specific pre-operative plan that can be easily transferred to the operating room, in a tactile and precise way.
Active in the field of osteosynthesis and biomaterials, OBL is a leader in the design of titanium implants for cranio-maxillofacial surgery and face distraction systems and part of the Materialise group since 2007.