3D Printing in Orthopedic Oncology


The goal in orthopaedic oncology surgery is wide resection of the primary bone tumors. These tumors grow in bone and cannot be fully viewed and palpated in surgery, making complete resection challenging.

3D reconstruction of CT imaging adds an additional dimension of understanding of the surgical challenge. Fusion between CT and MRI can add valuable data to that understanding.

A surgical plan and a surgical planning system is based on the 3D model reconstructed from the imaging. It is a tool to plan an optimal resection that accounts best for a wide resection of the tumor while sparing adjacent joints and bone continuity when possible to improve long-term function.

3D-printed models of the tumor and bone and surgical plan can be used to visualize and better understand the surgical challenge.

Custom-printed surgical guides, such as cutting jigs and aiming guides, are a way to accurately carry out the surgical plan. The cutting slots guide the saw or osteotome to the correct entry plane into the bone while controlling for the pitch and roll of the tool.

Custom-printed metal implants are useful for reconstructing segmental bone defects. They can be planned and printed from the surgical plan to reconstruct the defect with an exact fit and allow for initial and long-term stability.

These tools should allow for improved understanding, planning, surgical resection of the bone tumor, and accurate reconstruction with the potential to improve oncologic and functional outcomes.

Journal of Orthopedic Oncology offers information in all aspects of primary, malignant tumors. Osteosarcoma, Ewing's sarcoma, chondrosarcoma, chordoma, and soft tissue sarcomas etc., it also deals with diagnostic methods, therapeutic approaches, clinical, laboratory research and reconstructive techniques.

Journal uses Editorial Tracking System for quality in review process. Editorial Manager is an online manuscript submission, review and tracking systems. Review processing is performed by the editorial board members of Orthopedics & Oncology or outside experts; at least two independent reviewer’s approval followed by editor approval is required for acceptance of any citable manuscript. Authors may submit manuscripts and track their progress through the system.

Journal Considers Research article, Review articles, editorial, letter, case reports, short communications, original articles from leading scientists and scholars around the world in all areas of related to Malignantosteoid, Multilobular tumour of bone, Chondrosarcoma, Chordoma, Osteosarcoma, Ewing's sarcomaetc., which come under the scope of the journal.

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