Face transplant
Mandible reconstruction
Anaplastology model
Orthognathic planning
Helping realize Belgium's first face transplant

A remarkable team of plastic surgeons, led by Prof. Blondeel at the University Hospital of Ghent, have successfully executed Belgium’s first full face transplant. Although it was the world’s nineteenth face transplant, this was the first time that the complex procedure was fully planned using digital planning and 3D printing. During the 20 hour long procedure the patient, who suffered from a large facial defect, received bone, muscles, veins, nerves, and of course skin from a donor who had just died.

CMF Planning SW plays a key role in mandible reconstruction

A patient of Dr. Buchbinder and Dr. Urken was diagnosed with a tumor of the lower jaw, which had grown so large that the patient suffered from severe facial asymmetry. An ameloblastoma is locally invasive and has a very high recurrence rate if not removed adequately. This means that a resection of the tumor has to be approached very carefully. In this case, the tumor’s size dictated the removal of a considerable portion of the lower jaw, which needed to be reconstructed. Both surgeons wanted the best possible preparation for this complex surgery, so they decided to plan it virtually in SurgiCase CMF software, Materialise’ revolutionary solution for the virtual planning of cranio-maxillofacial surgeries.

Anaplastology model presented by Jan De Cubber, CCE Zaventem, Belgium

For the patient in this case, recurring bouts of cancer led doctors to remove an area of his face that included his right eye, cheek bone, and upper jaw. This left the patient with a severe deformity that had serious consequences for his quality of life. Fortunately, he was able to count on the team treating him, which included the talented Belgian anaplastologist Jan De Cubber, to come up with a solution that would change his life. In turn, the team was able to count on clinical engineers at Materialise and their state-of-the-art solutions to help realize their plan and achieve truly stunning results.

Orthognathic planning with Synthes ProPlan CMF

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Welcome to CMF

Imagine you can do all of the following:
* Try out different surgical approaches
* Improve surgical outcome
* Limit intra-operative decision making
* Have the perfect implant ready
… and all of this before setting foot in the operating room.

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Synthes ProPlan CMF Software

The Synthes ProPlan CMF software 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.

Synthes ProPlan CMF Services

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.
 

OBL Patient specific implants

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.