Surgeons in India create wonders in facial reconstruction using 3D printing technology

March 08, 2022 1:54 p.m. STI

New Delhi [India]March 08 (ANI/SRV): Zoriox Innovation Labs is a medical device company with a young and dynamic team founded by Dr. Karthik Balaji, Krishna Chaitanya Gurijala and Krishna Vaka Reddy with the advisory mentorship of Suyamburam Sathasivam (VP of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited) of Indian origin who has worked collectively with breakthrough Patient Specific Implants (PSI) technology with facial surgeons for facial reconstruction.
Zoriox has a team of surgeons, dentists, mechanical engineers, biomedical engineers, software engineers, graphic designers, prosthetists and anatomists to provide a 360 degree solution to facial reconstruction and to its associated needs.
Zoriox strives to improve access and affordability, create healthier communities, and bring a healthy mind, body, and environment to everyone, everywhere through 3D printing technology. The company is inspired by the possibility of advancing patient care through constant innovation and bridging the gap between technology
These implants are custom made to meet the requirements of each patient; Designed by surgeons and aided by 3D printing technology, these new-age implants are patient-friendly and cost-effective. This procedure eliminates the need for implants taken from healthy parts of the patient. Zoriox Innovation Labs pioneered and improvised the role of 3D-printed patient-specific implants in the treatment of facial disfigurements.

Zoriox has already manufactured over 270 implants and helped place them surgically in patients across India and a few in other parts of the world. Zoriox has effectively reviewed completed cases over the past two years. The summit was a great success, thanks to the transfer of knowledge achieved through the round tables.
Prasanna Kumar TEK, CTO of Zoriox Innovation Labs, says, “The evolution of technology continues to help the healthcare sector solve many problems that humanity faces on this earth. At Zoriox, we innovate every day to challenge ourselves.

Facial disfigurement can be depressing and traumatic. Usually caused by cancer, tumors, infections and accidents. The pandemic had led to an upsurge in cases of facial disfigurements. This is due to mucormycosis, commonly known as “black fungus”, which mainly affects the bones and soft tissues of the face. This, along with trauma, cancer, road accidents and a host of reasons, had brought the role of facial reconstructive surgery to the fore in recent years. Restoration of facial contours often involved the combined efforts of oral and maxillofacial surgeons, ex-surgeons, ENT, plastics, microvascular, neurosurgeons, general surgeons, prosthodontists, implantologists, and dental surgeons.
Additionally, surgeons had to transplant bones and replace structures to restore the patient’s face. This process involved identifying the “soul bone” and anchoring the bone implant to the recipient site. Besides being invasive, the whole procedure was laborious. A technical summit was held in Chennai, India on March 6, 2022 with 53 eminent surgeons to discuss progress in this area and debate the overall effectiveness of the procedure, with a focus on how to further improve the process.

Surgeons from various fields and engaged in facial reconstructive surgery gathered at “The Westin” in Velachery, Chennai, India to discuss the role of 3D printed implants and ways to improve their effectiveness in the treatment mucormycosis and related cases of facial disfigurement. . The congress was chaired by Dr. Gunaseelan Rajan, FRCS, PhD, D.Sc. drawing on the expertise of facial surgeons from different parts of India, the convention offered valuable suggestions for further improvisation of implants. Various concerns regarding patient-specific implant design, surgical access, insertion route, soft tissue closure, favorable healing, osseointegration, and prosthetic rehabilitation were discussed.
The summit was particularly relevant for young Gen Z surgeons, who are familiar with the advent of AI in the medical field and feel at home in the metaverse, which will allow young surgeons to train in the environment of the metaverse. This will act as a great educational tool where they can experience real-time surgery from the comfort of their home or anywhere; this platform will also help our surgeons to provide virtual counseling to patients with “subsequent results” of surgery – was discussed.
The advent of 3D printing technology, biocompatible titanium, medical design tools along virtual surgical platforms, has revolutionized the field of facial reconstructive surgery. The main advantages of their products namely; surgical time is greatly reduced any design can be incorporated and fabricated as needed cost to the physician is reduced post-operative complications are greatly reduced only minimal arsenal is required does not involve surgical complexity, any bone surface can be easily implanted, retention can be easily achieved from any bone, faster healing and loading times, no need for bone grafting procedures, titanium is less likely to generate an immune reaction based on the fact that this material is corrosion resistant and inert for human body fluids – biological inertness, high degree of biocompatibility and biointerfacing – (less implant rejection by bones and soft tissues ), high osseointegration value due to its high wettability, creation of strong bonds with phosphates and calcium ions in the bone, non-toxic and non-carcinogenic than plastics and other metals.
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