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Implantation of customized 3-D printed titanium prosthesis in limb salvage surgery: a case series and review of the literature

Overview of attention for article published in World Journal of Surgical Oncology, November 2015
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Title
Implantation of customized 3-D printed titanium prosthesis in limb salvage surgery: a case series and review of the literature
Published in
World Journal of Surgical Oncology, November 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12957-015-0723-2
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Hongbin Fan, Jun Fu, Xiangdong Li, Yanjun Pei, Xiaokang Li, Guoxian Pei, Zheng Guo

Abstract

Although modular prosthesis is commercially available to meet requirements in most limb salvage surgeries, customized prosthesis is still needed. In contrast to traditional complicated procedures, rapid prototyping (RP) technique can directly manufacture customized titanium prosthesis. The objectives of this study were to describe the workflow of this technique and show the follow-up results of patients. Three patients with clavicle Ewing's sarcoma (ES), scapular ES, and pelvic chondrosarcoma (CS) were scanned by computer tomography (CT). The images were segmented and reconstructed for preoperative planning and prosthesis design. Then, the data of prosthesis were imported into an electron beam melting system to manufacture implants. These three patients received prosthesis implantation after tumor excision. They were followed up to evaluate survival rate, functional outcome, and complications. All patients were alive with no evidence of disease. The Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS) scores were 93, 73, and 90 % for patients with clavicle ES, scapular ES, and pelvic CS, respectively. No surgical complications including limb length discrepancy, screw loosening, and implant breakage were observed in current study. Electron beam melting (EBM) is a useful method to directly manufacture customized titanium prostheses. It might improve the effectiveness of limb salvage surgery for sarcomas in unusual sites.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Argentina 1 <1%
Unknown 123 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 23 18%
Researcher 19 15%
Student > Master 18 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 10%
Student > Bachelor 11 9%
Other 20 16%
Unknown 22 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 35 28%
Medicine and Dentistry 31 25%
Materials Science 11 9%
Energy 2 2%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 2%
Other 16 13%
Unknown 29 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 April 2019.
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#11,653,473
of 18,458,577 outputs
Outputs from World Journal of Surgical Oncology
#429
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#155,134
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Outputs of similar age from World Journal of Surgical Oncology
#30
of 139 outputs
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