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3D printing–assisted preoperative plan of pedicle screw placement for middle-upper thoracic trauma: a cohort study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, August 2017
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Title
3D printing–assisted preoperative plan of pedicle screw placement for middle-upper thoracic trauma: a cohort study
Published in
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, August 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12891-017-1703-1
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Wei Xu, Xuming Zhang, Tie Ke, Hongru Cai, Xiang Gao

Abstract

This study aimed to evaluate the application of 3D printing in assisting preoperative plan of pedicle screw placement for treating middle-upper thoracic trauma. A preoperative plan was implemented in seven patients suffering from middle-upper thoracic (T3-T7) trauma between March 2013 and February 2016. In the 3D printing models, entry points of 56 pedicle screws (Magerl method) and 4 important parameters of the pedicle screws were measured, including optimal diameter (ϕ, mm), length (L, mm), inclined angle (α), head-tilting angle (+β), and tail-tilting angle (-β). In the surgery, bare-hands fixation of pedicle screws was performed using 3D printing models and the measured parameters as guidance. A total of seven patients were enrolled, including five men and two women, with the age of 21-62 years (mean age of 37.7 years). The position of the pedicle screw was evaluated postoperatively using a computerized tomography scan. Totally, 56 pedicle screws were placed, including 33 pieces of level 0, 18 pieces of level 1, 4 pieces of level 2 (pierced lateral wall), and 1 piece of level 3 (pierced lateral wall, no adverse consequences), with a fine rate of 91.0%. 3D printing technique is an intuitive and effective assistive technology to pedicle screw fixation for treating middle-upper thoracic vertebrae, which improve the accuracy of bare-hands screw placement and reduce empirical errors. The trial was approved by the Ethics Committee of the Fujian Provincial Hospital. It was registered on March 1st, 2013, and the registration number was K2013-03-001.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 19 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 32%
Unspecified 4 21%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 16%
Student > Bachelor 2 11%
Other 2 11%
Other 2 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 47%
Unspecified 5 26%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 5%
Environmental Science 1 5%
Psychology 1 5%
Other 2 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 29. 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 20 November 2017.
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#464,991
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#4
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