3D Printing

3D printing of children’s bones and soft tissue has become an invaluable resource for Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr Sandeep Tewari at the Children’s Hospital in Newcastle. Creating an exact model of a child’s limb is being used to guide surgeons when forming a surgical plan, along with helping educate children and parents on what the plan is for surgery and what the outcome should be.

In the photo, Dr Tewari is holding a model of Daniel’s foot. He was a recent patient and has a condition called Bilateral Cavovarus Feet. Before creating a plan for surgery, Dr Tewari was able to use Daniel’s 3D model to consult with other paediatric orthopaedic surgeons from around the world to ensure the best possible approach to his surgery was taken.

The 3D printer used to create the model was donated to the Children’s Hospital by the JHCH Kids Club. Thanks to the community’s generosity the Children’s Hospital is able to purchase the latest and best medical equipment, resources and technology to better

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