Are Custom Skull Implants Possible?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I had a question. I found this fantastic site that distributes custom implants and CT-Bone via 3D printing.
I am no doctor but it seemed absolutely amazing to me, and I was wondering if the custom implants you provide would be able to be made with such versatility?
CT-Bone for facial asymmetries (Xilloc)
I am very interested in skull reshaping surgery, and I would love to work with implants that are this customly designed. Would it be possible?
I am not sure how distribution works for implants among surgeons, but this site has impressed me wildly.
A: There is nothing unique in the world of 3D implant designing that this manufacturer does. That is common technology today. The designer and manufacturer that I work with on all my custom skull and facial implants, 3D Systems, has capabilities that exceed the company to which you refer.
Dr. Barry Eppley