Custom Trabecular Titanium Implants
Using technology to reconstruct massive acetabular defects
There is no gold-standard of care for reconstructing acetabular defects defined as Paprosky 3B or greater. Often these defects are deemed non-reconstructable, leaving the patient with a girdle stone. Advances in thin slice metal artefact reduction CT have allowed for computerised modeling of these defects. Such models can be used by engineers and surgeons to design custom implants. Additive manufacturing allows the accurate production of bespoke implants with integral porosity with the aim of achieving a perfect fit and improved osseointegration.