Sternal Reconstruction Using Customized 3D-Printed Titanium Implants

Mohamed K. Kamel, Ann Cheng, Bruna Vaughan, Brendon Stiles, Nasser Altorki, Jason A. Spector, Jeffrey L. Port

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In this report, we describe the use of custom-designed 3D-printed titanium implants to reconstruct the anterior chest wall, including the sternum and adjacent ribs, in two patients. These cases are the first to be reported in the United States, and they are among a handful performed around the world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e411-e414
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2020
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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