Three-Dimensional Printing: An Support to Epidural Entry for Neuromodulation.
Neuromodulation. 2017 Aug;20(6):622-626
Authors: Taverner MG, Monagle JP
OBJECTIVE: The case report particulars to make use of of three-dimensional (3D) printing as an support to neuromodulation.
METHODS: A affected person is described in whom earlier makes an attempt at spinal neuromodulation had failed because of lack of epidural or intrathecal entry, and the usage of a 3D printed mannequin allowed for improved planning and finally, success.
RESULTS: Profitable spinal wire stimulation was achieved with the plan developed by entry to a 3D mannequin of the affected person’s backbone.
CONCLUSION: Neuromodulation strategies can present the optimum analgesic strategies for particular person sufferers. At instances these can fail because of lack of entry to the positioning for intervention, on this case epidural entry. 3D printing might present further data to enhance the probability of entry when anatomy is distorted and normal approaches show tough.
PMID: 28425137 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]