Clinical assessment of three-dimensional printing assisted osteotomy guide plates in precise osteotomy of adult talipes equinovarus

Yuan-Wei ZhangLiang Deng


Objectives: This current research is aimed to assess clinical efficacy and prognosis of three-dimensional (3D) printing assisted osteotomy guide plate in precise osteotomy of adult talipes equinovarus (ATE). Materials and Methods: We included a total of 27 patients of ATE malformation (including 12 males and 15 females) from January 2014 to June 2018 in current research. The patients were divided into the routine group (n=12) and 3D printing group (n=15) based on different operative methods. The parameters, including the operative time, intraoperative blood loss, complications, time to obtain bony fusion, functional outcomes based on American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) and International Congenital Clubfoot Study group (ICFSG) scoring systems between the two groups were observed and recorded regularly. Results: The 3D printing group exhibits superiorities in shorter operative time, less intraoperative blood loss, higher rate of excellent and good outcomes presented by ICFSG score at last follow-up (P< 0.001, P< 0.001, P =0.019) than the routine group. However, there was no significant difference exhibited in AOFAS score at last follow-up and total rate of complications between the two groups (P=0.136, P =0.2...Continue Reading

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