3D Models Improve Hospital's Orthopaedic Surgeries
Professor Kwok-sui Leung is expanding his department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) beyond its traditional role as an academic clinical department. At the department’s Prince of Wales Hospital, Leung is improving the success and accuracy of surgeries, boosting patient confidence and exploring new innovative surgical methods all at once. How? By using 3D printing to create bone models and surgical guides for orthopaedic surgery preparation.
Professor Kwok-sui Leung uses CT scans of patients as the blueprint to 3D print models of their bones.
“3D printing allows in-depth assessment and pre-surgical rehearsal. Implants are more accurately fitted to the curvature of the patient’s bone.”
Professor Kwok-sui Leung, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Chinese University of Hong Kong