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The "springform" technique in cranioplasty: custom made 3D-printed templates for intraoperative modelling of polymethylmethacrylate cranial implants.
Pöppe, JP; Spendel, M; Schwartz, C; Winkler, PA; Wittig, J;
Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2022; 164(3):679-688
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Pöppe Johannes
Schwartz Christoph
Spendel Mathias
Winkler Peter A.
Wittig Jörn


Manual moulding of cranioplasty implants after craniectomy is feasible, but does not always yield satisfying cosmetic results. In contrast, 3D printing can provide precise templates for intraoperative moulding of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) implants in cranioplasty. Here, we present a novel and easily implementable 3D printing workflow to produce patient-specific, sterilisable templates for PMMA implant moulding in cranioplastic neurosurgery.

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