3DPectus system: automatic and personalized molding/bending of surgical prosthesis

    Pectus excavatum is the most common deformity of the thorax. A minimally invasive surgical correction is commonly carried out to remodel the anterior chest wall by using an intrathoracic convex prosthesis in the substernal position. The process of prosthesis modeling and bending still remains an area of improvement, due the difficult to assess the intrathoracic anatomy.
    
The elements of besurg developed a new system, i3DExcavatum, which can automatically model and bend the bar preoperatively based on a thoracic CT scan.

Additional Information

  • J. L. Vilaça, T. H. Coelho, T. R. Soares, J. Fonseca, A. C. M. Pinho, P. L. Rodrigues and J. C. Pinto, "Automatic pre-bended customized prosthesis for Pectus Ecavatum minimal invasive surgery correction," Journal of pediatrics surgery 2013.
  • João L. Vilaça, ACM Pinho, Jorge Correia-Pinto, Jaime Fonseca, Nuno Peixinho, WO2009/035358 - System for automatic and personalized modelling/bending of surgical prosthesis for correction of pectus excavatum based on pre-surgical imagiology information.
  • João L. Vilaça, ACM Pinho, Jorge Correia-Pinto, Jaime Fonseca, Nuno Peixinho, PT2008/103824 - Sistema de Modelagem/Dobragem Automática e Personalizada de Prótese Cirúrgica Para Correcção de PECTUS EXCAVATUM com Bases na Informação Imagiológica pré-cirúrgica.
  • FCT Project PTDC/SAU-BEB/103368/2008.
  • http://www.isurgical3d.com