Orthopedic surgeons from City Hospital No. 4 in Gliwice removed a primary tumor of the pelvic bone, weighing 3 kg, and then implanted a specially designed and 3D-printed implant. Women have a chance to fully regain their fitness.
The doctors of Gliwice were supported by the Head of the Department of Pediatric Orthopedics and Oncology of the Musculoskeletal System, the Center for Diagnostic and Treatment of Genetic Oncology at the Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin, Prof. Daniel Kotrich. As he noted, the tumor was not only located in the pelvis, but also involved the sacroiliac joint and sacrum.
“The main problem with tumors of this size is the risk of perioperative bleeding. The sheer extent of the wound and excision of such a brutal tumor is associated with the risk of perioperative trauma and not everything can be predicted at the time. At the same time it must be done very gently so as not to damage the blood vessels. , and do not damage the structure of blood vessels and nerves and to carry out this procedure safely for the patient. Made with 3D technology and firmly combined, which also contains anti-shock effect “- said the professor. Daniel Kotrich.
The implant was created in collaboration with engineers and radiologists. Based on the CT image, among others the extent of the tumor, a 3D model of the pelvis and resection margins of the non-tumor tissue was generated. Based on these data, a single implant was designed and manufactured for this patient using 3D printing technology.
“Thanks to these advanced activities, we can say with confidence that the patient has a chance of full recovery. We were able to get the stability of the pelvis, and we will begin to stand upright in a few days” – said Dr. Andrei Baryluk, head of the orthopedic department of the city hospital No. 4 in Gliwice.
“I dream of dancing with my husband. This is our favorite dance. I’ve been active all my life, I’ve been riding a bike, I’ve been walking. The disease has stopped, but now I hope it’s only getting better” – hopes the patient, Siluya.
This is another very complex operation in the field of oncological arthroplasty at the Glivichi clinic: “We have two main goals: to save cancer patients and to restore their fitness, which the disease is trying to get rid of. It is a great joy and hope. That we can really win this battle “- sums up Dr. Andrei Barilok . (PAP)
Author: Anna Gumu.ka
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