Accuracy of forearm dimensions obtained with a three-dimensional surface scanner
Timon Peter ter Braak1, Huu Chien Nguyen1, Lysanne van Silfhout2*, Albert Frederik Pull ter Gunne2, Edo Johan Hekma2
1University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
2Department of Trauma Surgery at Rijnstate Hospital, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Background: Three-dimensional (3D) printed orthoses are being investigated as potential replacements for conventional casts for fracture treatment. 3D-printed casts could improve patient comfort and outcomes, as well as reduce complications like neuropraxia or cutaneous disease. Dimensions necessary to create such casts could be obtained in an easy, quick and non-invasive way with 3D surface scanner. The objective was to validate the Structure Sensor 3D scanner for forearm measurements.
Methods: The Structure Sensor 3D scanner was used to take scans of both forearms in 24 healthy volunteers. The measurements deducted from these scans were compared with the golden standard; direct circumference measurements with a measuring tape and volume measurements using water displacement volumetry. The interrater reliability and accuracy were calculated.
Results: The interrater reliability was 0.992 (p < 0.001) and 0.952 (p < 0.001) for circumference and volume measurements respectively. The dimensions obtained from with the 3D scanner were strongly correlated with their direct counterparts r = 0.977 (p < 0.001) and r = 0.893 (p < 0.001).
Conclusion: Based on the results from this study, the Structure Sensor 3D scanner has shown to be a reliable method for reproducible data on the forearm dimensions. Further research is necessary to investigate the use of these 3D scans in the process of creating 3D printed patient-specific orthoses in the treatment of DRF.View / Download Pdf
Two-Patch Repair of Rastelli’s Type-A Complete Atrioventricular Septal Defect, Pulmonary Valvotomy and Relief of Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction under Mild Hypothermic Extracorporeal Circulation and Cardioplegic Arrest: A Video Presentation
Ujjwal K. Chowdhury, Niwin George, Sukhjeet Singh, Lakshmi Kumari Sankhyan, Suryalok Angadi, Chaitanya Chittimuri, Doniparthi Pradeep, Saidivya Yadavalli
Cardiothoracic Sciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Video File: www.jsurgery.com/articles/video/JSST-20-1111.mp4
The association of right ventricular outflow tract obstruction with complete atrioventricular septal defect is rare and poses surgical challenge at the time of intracardiac repair. We report here-in a 30-months-old female child diagnosed with severe right ventricular outflow tract obstruction, complete atrioventricular septal defect and severe left atrioventricular valvar regurgitation undergoing successful pulmonary valvotomy, resection of the right ventricular outflow tract with reconstruction of the complete atrioventricular septal defect by two-patch technique. The pulmonary valve ring was sutured directly. Postoperative period was uneventful.View / Download Pdf
Commentary: “A very unusual carotid shunt migration”
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Josip Figl1*, Suzana Figl2
1Josip Figl, Department of Vascular surgery, University of Zagreb, Kišpatićeva 12, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia, EU
2Department of plastic surgery, University of Zagreb, Kišpatićeva 12, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia, EU
CT Demonstration of Massive Enteric Bleeding in A Secondary Aortoenteric Fistula
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Josip Figl1*, Suzana Figl2, Tomislav Meštrović1, Damir Halužan1, Dino Papeš1, Ivan Škorak1
1Josip Figl, Tomislav Meštrović1, Damir Halužan1, Dino Papeš1, Ivan Škorak, Department of Vascular surgery, University hospital centre Zagreb, Kišpatićeva 12, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia, EU
2Suzana Figl, Department of Plastic surgery, University hospital centre Zagreb, Kišpatićeva 12, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia, EU