Filling a gap in the literature, this is the first book to comprehensively discuss 3D printing applied to bone surgery. It provides both the scientific basics and practical applications, with a special focus on 3D-printed, custom-made titanium prostheses (3DPCMP) used for bone reconstruction following tumor resection.
Initially applied to pelvic and scapular prostheses - because of their of highly complex anatomy - this technology is increasingly being adopted in other fields of orthopedics, such as limb surgery, traumatology and degenerative diseases. Throughout the book, experts from various fields share their knowledge, describing 3D printing applied to the reconstruction of different bone segments, reviewing each application and comparing it with traditional reconstruction. They also present real-world case studies from their clinical practice.
Uniquely responding to the growing interest surrounding 3D printing for bone reconstruction, this book is invaluable for orthopedic, neuro- , head and neck as well as maxillofacial surgeons wishing to gain insights into this new and promising field.
Dr. Carmine Zoccali is an Orthopaedic surgeon who works at the Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology of Policlinico Umberto I of Rome; moreover, he is a researcher of Sapienza University of Rome. His field of expertise is spine, pelvic and paediatric bone and soft tissues tumor surgery and his research activity is in reconstruction techniques and computer-assisted surgery. He has performed more than 800 operations in muscular skeletal oncology and he is the author of more than 90 papers in international scientific journals.
Prof. Pietro Ruggieri is a Full-professor at the University of Padova; he is one of the most expert surgeons worldwide in muscular-skeletal oncology and he is in the board of the most important world societies of orthopaedics and international journals. He is the author of more than 800 papers in internationals journals.
Prof. Francesco Benazzo is a Full-professor at the University of Pavia; he is one of the most expert surgeons in orthopaedics and traumatology and sports medicine. He is in the board of important scientific societies . He is the author of more than 200 papers in peer reviewed journals.