Clinicians at Corin Group use Simpleware software to understand the individual motion profile of patients before hip surgery. The software is used to process patient-specific CT data, including segmentation and landmarking, and uses scripting to automate the large number of cases being processed. Implant geometries are then imported and suitably positioned, before the development of cutting guides which are subsequently 3D printed. The guides are used during surgery to ensure optimal placement of cuts and holes for implant attachment.
An outline of the workflow is as follows:
1. 3D image data of patient bones acquired using CT scanning
2. Files imported to Simpleware software for processing and positioning of an implant
3. Simpleware scripting used to automate repetitive processes
4. Cutting guides are designed using the patient-specific anatomical models
5. 3D printing is used to manufacture the guides used during surgery