Article Abstract

Thoracic customized modular titanium-printed prosthesis

Authors: José L. Aranda, Nuria Novoa, Marcelo F. Jiménez

Abstract

Tridimensional custom-made titanium-printed prosthesis have gained certain relevance as an alternative for chest wall reconstruction although different limitations such as uncomfortable intraoperative placement, long manufacturing time or high costs hinder its use when compared to other standard devices. Trying to overcome these problems, we developed a new model of customized modular titanium-printed prosthesis (CM-TPP) for chest wall reconstruction after breast metastasis resection that seems to offer some advantages over other custom-made reconstructive devices.