Every day it seems that not only that 3D printing has a better future in our society, but also that this type of technology is being implemented in practically all market sectors which, in turn, receive it with open arms. A proof of everything I say is found, for example, in the creation of the first database of facial records in 3D, a work that has been carried out by the Teknon Maxillofacial Institute.
The creation of this database, as its designers have commented, responds to the need that patients had when performing some type of jaw reconstruction, although it may not seem like it is the second most frequent operation just behind nasal reconstruction. The problem with this type of surgery is that the face is not linear, but three-dimensional so cannot be based on standards for the entire population.
Instituto Maxillofacial Teknon creates the first database of facial records in 3D.
As explained by the doctor Federico Hernández-Alfaro, director of the Maxillofacial Institute:
Having a facial record of each patient will allow a personalized and targeted reconstruction. This project was born aimed at athletes with potential risk of suffering a facial fracture, but we have realized that the entire population can really benefit from this baseline facial registration.
Thanks to this initiative, now anyone can have a personalized facial registration as a preventive measure in the event of a possible facial fracture, something that, although we do not want it to happen in any case, the truth is that it is quite frequent, for example in traffic accidents, work accidents, accidents caused during the practice of sports ...