3D Printed Surgical Instruments: The Design and Fabrication Process

3D Printed Surgical Instruments: The Design and Fabrication Process World J Surg (2017) 41:2414 DOI 10.1007/s00268-017-3946-2 LETTE R T O T HE EDI T OR 3D Printed Surgical Instruments: The Design and Fabrication Process 1 1 Sabaretnam Mayilvaganan Sapana Bothra Published online: 1 March 2017 Socie ´te ´ Internationale de Chirurgie 2017 We read with interest the novel article ‘‘3D Printed Sur- instruments using the above technique? Is it cost effective gical Instruments: The Design and Fabrication Process’’ by when compared to the standard metallic manufacturing George et al. [1]. We congratulate the authors on their process. We would again congratulate the authors for their attempt to highlight the creative aspect of knife happy novel technology and hope these instruments shall be in surgeons, in their endeavour to refine the art of horrid vogue soon. butchery to making present day surgery an art. Instrument also has an important role in the surgical success [2]. The ergonomics and the surgical skills also help in reducing References time and increasing efficiency. Composite instruments having more than one effect reduce instrument exchanges 1. George M, Aroom KR, Hawes HG, Gill BS, Love J (2017) 3D while improving the efficiency. printed surgical instruments: the design and fabrication process. We have few queries which may assist future readers. In World J Surg 41(1):314–319. doi:10.1007/s00268-016-3814-5 PubMed PMID: 27822724 this study, we would like to know how many surgeons and 2. Wong JY, Pfahnl AC (2014) 3D printing of surgical instruments other support staff participated? Did the support staff for long-duration space missions. Aviat Space Environ Med include instrumentation engineers and computer designers 85(7):758–763 PubMed PMID: 25022166 etc.? How much does it cost to design these 3D printed & Sabaretnam Mayilvaganan drretnam@gmail.com Department of Endocrine and Breast Surgery, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png World Journal of Surgery Springer Journals

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Springer International Publishing
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Copyright © 2017 by Société Internationale de Chirurgie
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Surgery; Abdominal Surgery; Cardiac Surgery; General Surgery; Thoracic Surgery; Vascular Surgery
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0364-2313
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1432-2323
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10.1007/s00268-017-3946-2
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