When does the indication exist for an implant by Voxelmed®?
A large number of patients with surgically treatable disorders benefit from individual solutions.
The indication is particularly given in cases when the use of conventional implants can be expected to not provide optimal care or if the therapy appears significantly more complex or impossible as a result.
Often, even shortening the time of anaesthesia can represent an indication. This is particularly true when animals are very young or very old or their general condition is critical due to other diseases.
Oral facial surgery
With mouth, jaw, and facial surgery, it is often necessary to keep bone fragments precisely in position, to enable healing with physiological function and form. This usually requires very delicate plates and netlike structures. In addition, surgeons – who have an extensively equipped surgery room available – often do not find the exactly appropriate implants. Further, it is not always easy to ensure optimal positioning of implant and bone parts.
A digital surgery planning makes it possible, for example, to mirror the shape of an intact body half on the pathologically altered side. This form is applied directly to the design of the implant and ensures a physiological reconstruction of the defect.
Together with appropriate drilling and sawing guides, superior results can be achieved in relatively short operating times.
Neurosurgery particularly depends on high-precision work. Thus, the patients will benefit not only from individual implant solutions, but also considerably from drilling and sawing tools. The exact angles are essential for placement of screws. Therefore, Voxelmed® specifically assists, in this area of surgery, an increase of precision and minimization of risk.
Correction osteotomy and revision
The correction of deformed limbs benefits to a large extent from digital surgery planning. Thus, it can be worked out exactly, where and at what angle the incisions should occur. A corresponding saw aid ensures that the planning can be implemented, with high accuracy.
A revision is often necessary if an implant has failed. This makes it difficult to use a conventional implant again at that location. The surgeon can decide where exactly he wants to place screws and where a defect is to be bridged, through a custom-manufactured implant.
Complex pathologies are often hard to understand completely in all their dimensions, due to the changed anatomical relationships. Multiplanar and three-dimensional reconstruction of CT or MRI recorded images can be useful. However, it is still lacking the haptic component which plays a decisive role in the understanding of abstract structures. This gap can be closed with anatomical models from Voxelmed®. The ability to adapt traditional implants, manually, to the model offers a significant advantage. This omits this step during surgery and the surgeon reduces time, costs, and risks.
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