Three-dimensional printing for restoration of the donor face : A new digital technique tested and used in the first facial allotransplantation patient in Finland

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Makitie , A A , Salmi , M , Lindford , A , Tuomi , J & Lassus , J 2016 , ' Three-dimensional printing for restoration of the donor face : A new digital technique tested and used in the first facial allotransplantation patient in Finland ' Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery , vol. 69 , no. 12 , pp. 1648-1652 . DOI: 10.1016/j.bjps.2016.09.021

Title: Three-dimensional printing for restoration of the donor face : A new digital technique tested and used in the first facial allotransplantation patient in Finland
Author: Makitie, A. A.; Salmi, M.; Lindford, A.; Tuomi, J.; Lassus, J.
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology
University of Helsinki, Plastiikkakirurgian yksikkö
University of Helsinki, Dep. of Internal Medicine (Institute of Clinical Medicine) (-2009)
Date: 2016-12
Language: eng
Number of pages: 5
Belongs to series: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery
ISSN: 1748-6815
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/229652
Abstract: Background and aims: Prosthetic mask restoration of the donor face is essential in current facial transplant protocols. The aim was to develop a new three-dimensional (3D) printing (additive manufacturing; AM) process for the production of a donor face mask that fulfilled the requirements for facial restoration after facial harvest. Materials and methods: A digital image of a single test person's face was obtained in a standardized setting and subjected to three different image processing techniques. These data were used for the 3D modeling and printing of a donor face mask. The process was also tested in a cadaver setting and ultimately used clinically in a donor patient after facial allograft harvest. Results: and Conclusions: All the three developed and tested techniques enabled the 3D printing of a custom-made face mask in a timely manner that is almost an exact replica of the donor patient's face. This technique was successfully used in a facial allotransplantation donor patient. (C) 2016 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Subject: 3D printing
Additive manufacturing
Cadaver
3D scanning
Rapid prototyping
Finland's face transplant
TRANSPLANTATION
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TECHNOLOGY
3126 Surgery, anesthesiology, intensive care, radiology
3125 Otorhinolaryngology, ophthalmology
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