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Custom Implants, Guides and Anatomical Models

PDR Research

Our design expertise and our robust procedures are supported by our own peer-reviewed academic investigations, and by regular review of the current state-of-the-art.

Common benefits of 3D pre-planned surgery include:
reduced risk, especially in complex procedures
• reduced dependence on multiple, expensive physical models which are destroyed after one practice
• creating 3D-printed polymer anatomical models of the outcomes (either by PDR or by your hospital)
• enabling PDR’s experienced design engineers to realise your designs for custom surgical guides
• using those guides to accurately translate digital plans, and reduce operation durations; even when compared to expensive robotic, and navigation-based approaches

Compared to adaptable mass-produced stock implants, 3D printed implants have:
• achieved a more accurate fit with better stability
• resulted in better functional outcomes
• resulted in better aesthetic outcomes despite extra surgical constraints
• reduced theatre time
• reduced the likelihood of needing surgical revisions
• decreased stress shielding
• avoided limb amputations
• increased the safety of procedures for theatre staff
• incorporated tailored mechanical properties
• resolved the most complex and non-standard defects
and improved osseointegration, where desired