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
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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.
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