3D Printing is a process for making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model. This is done by laying down many successive thin layers of a material. It brings a digital object into its physical form by adding layer by layer of materials. 3D Printing is being used in the creation of Patient Specific Implants. 3D Imaging from CT Scan is used to create a biomodel of the patient's spine. The surgeon then plans a metallic implant on the 3D Model to correct the deformity in the spine. This model is then fed into the 3D Printing machine and the implant is prepared. This patient specific implant proves to be a perfect fit for the patient's spine and the outcomes of the surgery are far superior as compared to a regular implant which is produced in the factory.
The 3D printing technology holds the potential to transform the personalised manufacturing landscape of spinal organs for tumor replacement and complex deformity surgery. With increasing efforts in education and awareness of the use cases and success rates of these implants, the future is highly likely to spectate the convergence of spinal surgeries and 3D printing technology. Though cost-prohibitive at this stage, as the technology further evolves, 3D-printed implants will become a financially viable option, given the intensified competition among surgeons and improvements in the insurance payments for such surgeries. Dr Sudeep Jain is a pioneer in the use of 3D Printing for Spinal impants and has been trained at the best centres in the world for such surgeries.
The cost of any treatment is quite less if the treatment is done at the early stage of the disease. So if you experience pain in the back, immediately book an appointment with Dr. Sudeep Jain who is considered as one of the top spine specialist in India. The clinic is located at Naraina Vihar. The cost of consultation is Rs. 1500. Other costs associated with the treatment of Back Pain could be in the form of diagnostic tests like X-Rays which would cost in the range of Rs. 600-900. If MRI of the Spine is required it would cost another Rs. 6000 - 7000. Normally no other tests are required for the diagnosis of the cause of back pain.
The cost of 3D Printing Spine Surgery is in the range of Rs. 6.0 - 7.5 lacs and is therefore used judiciously only in the most difficult of the cases. The 3D Printing Spinal Implant surgery is specially useful in cases where the earlier surgery has failed due to the complex nature of the surgery.
When it comes to Spinal Problems we have some of the finest medical professionals with years of experience and tales of exceptional outcomes.
My team of professionals will patiently hear to your complaints, do a thorough examination and would order investigations only to confirm the clinical diagnosis when in doubt. Most of the problems of spine would be treated conservatively if the patients comes to us in time.
Dr. Sudeep Jain, MCh
Lead Spine Surgeon
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