Rapid prototyping for treatment of canine limb deformities

Ola L A Harrysson, Denis R. Cormier, Denis J Marcellin-Little, Ketan Fajal

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This report describes Rapid Prototyping (RP) -aided assessment and preoperative planning for treatment of bilateral multifocal pelvic limb deformities in a 1 year old German Shepherd dog. Computed tomography (CT) scans were acquired on a General Electric CT scanner and converted to solid models using Mimics software from Materialise. Stereolithography patterns were prototyped using QuickCast build style on a SLA-190. Room temperature vulcanized silicone molds were constructed and three sets of polyurethane patterns were cast for pre-surgical planning and rehearsal. The paper compares traditional osteotomy planning procedures using only radiographs and 2D CT images to planning with full-scale physical biomodels. The biomodels had a clearly beneficial impact on the accuracy of surgery and positively influenced the clinical outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-42
Number of pages6
JournalRapid Prototyping Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 4 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Medical
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)


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