Additive manufacturing of bespoke laminar plates for robotic spinal surgery

Breedon, P. ORCID: 0000-0002-1006-0942, Walia, K. ORCID: 0000-0002-9191-3571, Siena, L. ORCID: 0000-0002-6908-7365 and Boszczyk, B., 2023. Additive manufacturing of bespoke laminar plates for robotic spinal surgery. Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine, 5 (1): 795. ISSN 2749-3229

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This paper introduces a novel methodology that utilises rapid prototyping and collaborative robotics to enhance spinal surgeries. The proposed approach enables the quick fabrication of customised laminar plates for vertebrae through Stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing, employing the biocompatible BioMed Photopolymer resin (USP Class IV). The methodology utilised involves converting Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) format files or point cloud 3D data from 3D scanning into standard tessellation format (STL). This data is then utilized for reverse engineering and CAD modelling of the required laminar plate. The resulting plate is structurally unique and serves as a datum jig for the precise placement of posterior pedicle screws, ensuring accurate screw trajectory compared to the traditional free-hand technique.

Item Type: Journal article
Description: Paper presented at AMMM 2023: Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine, Lübeck, Germany, 11-15 September 2023.
Publication Title: Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine
Creators: Breedon, P., Walia, K., Siena, L. and Boszczyk, B.
Publisher: Infinite Science Publishing
Date: 11 September 2023
Volume: 5
Number: 1
ISSN: 2749-3229
Rights: Copyright (c) 2023 Kartikeya Walia, Philip Breedon, Luke Siena, Bronek Boszczyk. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 15 Sep 2023 16:02
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 16:02

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