King’s College Hospital Uses 3D Printing for Complex Cases

Originally founded as a training facility in 1840, King’s College Hospital is one of London’s busiest teaching hospitals. Internationally renowned for its pioneering work in patient treatment, particularly in liver and fetal medicine, the hospital is also recognized as a national specialist in dealing with trauma cases, and maxillofacial (face and jaw) and craniofacial (skull) care.

Maxillofacial and craniofacial care demand a high-level of expertise and King’s College Hospital is a major regional center for facial and jaw surgery. Dr. Muhanad Hatamleh, a senior clinical maxillofacial prosthetist, and his colleagues play a crucial role in providing this specialized care. The hospital has eight surgeons who carry out thousands of planned facial, jaw and skull procedures every year, as well as many trauma surgeries performed shortly after an injury occurs.

Dr. Muhanad Hatamleh

Dr. Muhanad Hatamleh.

“For us, having a 3D printed model for restoring skull defects cranioplasties is a must.”

Dr. Muhanad Hatamleh, King’s College Hospital