October 26-28 – International course on custom solutions for severe bone and joint defects – Bologna

In recent years the need for extremely large osteoarticular reconstructions
is increasing in orthopaedic surgery. Most of the patients are referred to
orthopaedic oncology surgeons due to their ability to reconstruct large
part of limbs. Bone tumours, but also implant infection, multiple prosthetic
revision as well as multiple fragment fracture in older patients, are cause
of involvement of expert surgeons able to restore the limb function. Beside
the use of standard mega implants a number of reconstructions need a
patient specific implant to better solve the problem. To date the printing
technology and surgical experience are improving to provide durable
solutions. The course is address to orthopaedic surgeons interested to
complex reconstructions achieved by 3D printing custom implants in
different skeletal site with the aim to improve anatomical fit, increase host
implant integration and reduce the impact of tissue excision. Particular
focus will be brought to pelvic oncology as well as osteochondral partial
prosthetic substitutions.

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