Pioneering in PatIent specific bONE RepositionING
The goal of this project was to conduct a feasibility study about patient specific bone repositioning. Within this project we aim to develop and commercialize an innovative and easy-to-use online portal and 3D surgical planning software, as well as new patient-specific radius implant products to correct bone deformities.
These products are intended to significantly improve future reconstructive surgery and planning since they enable accurate bone reconstruction with minimum surgical effort.
Our solution will provide top referent care for hospitals while reducing health-care costs. Based on Amsterdam Academic Medical Center’s first experience and publications (available upon request) surgeons expect a reduction of:
- 30% in surgery time
- 40% in reoperation rate
- 35% in hospital stay
After talking to several surgeons, this feasibility study has taught us that our envisioned approach to patient-specific radius repositioning can revolutionize the management of radius malunions. The next step will be to further develop these patient-specific radius implants and optimize the workflow, so surgeons worldwide can have easy access to this technology, in order to successfully treat many patients with a solution that fits.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 685351.