Customized Acetabular Labrum Mold Using a 3D Printing

  • R. Bugra Husemoglu
  • Belma Nalbant
  • Mehmet Dilsiz
  • Hasan Havitcioglu
Keywords: acetabular labrum, labrum molding, labral tears, 3D labrum


Labral disorders usually occur after trauma, tumour resections, infection and congenital defects. The
purpose of labral repair is to protect the underlying pelvis, to reduce any localized pain. Acetabular labrum
dissection is a frequent in ortopedical procedure. In this study achieved with the aid of labral prosthesis made
from materials such as: synthetic cartilage. Prosthesis production is often costly and requires complex
intraoperative processes. Implant customized manufacturing for labral constructs allows for a precise and
anatomical reconstruction in a shorter operating time compared to other conventional techniques. We present
a, patient-specific method for acetabular labrum mold that ensures surgical success. Patients with labral tears
are presented to describe the three-dimensional (3D) printing technique for reconstruction. The Labrum
model is designed and manufactured with the help of 3D computed tomography. Both the upper and lower
labral model sides were transferred to a 3D printer to obtain a physical model of poly-lactic acid; this was then
used in a laboratory to pour the final customized prosthesis in silicone. The exact fit of the labral mold with the
labral defect was achieved. Customized 3D labral mold; anatomically appropriate, cost-effective, effective
results. In this study, we demonstrated that 3D printing is a clinically highly applicable and easy to use
technology for treating anatomically complex geometries.

How to Cite
R. B. Husemoglu, B. Nalbant, M. Dilsiz, and H. Havitcioglu, “Customized Acetabular Labrum Mold Using a 3D Printing”, js, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 16-20, Sep. 2019.