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3D printing for corrective osteotomy of malunited distal radius fractures: a low-cost workflow
  1. Shari Inge,
  2. Lars Brouwers,
  3. Frank van der Heijden,
  4. Mike Bemelman
  1. Department of Trauma Surgery, Elisabeth-TweeSteden Hospital, Tilburg, The Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to Mrs Shari Inge, shari.inge{at}


After a severe trauma, a 16-year-old female patient sustained multiple injuries, including a distal radius fracture of the left arm. This distal radius fracture eventually developed into a malunion. In this case, we demonstrate our preoperative low-cost workup for three-dimensional (3D) planned and assisted corrective osteotomy of a malunited distal radius fracture using an in-hospital 3D printer.

  • orthopaedic and trauma surgery
  • orthopaedics

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  • Contributors SI wrote the paper. LB has supervised the process. LB, FvdH and MB critically revised the paper. MB approved the final version of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.