I’ve used 3D implants for a wide range of conditions, mostly Pectus Excavatum, Poland Syndrome, chest deformities. And I find it particularly useful to give specific correction for each patient. Because the implants are designed based on a CT scan, they give the best possible fit to the anatomy of the patient. Compared to the old way to create custom made implants based on an external mold, this 3D one is more accurate. In terms of procedure, it is usually easy to perform and the recovery has no major issue. Overall my patients were happy with the outcomes.
Dr Omar Tillo, London (United Kingdom)
3D implant technique is a modern and accurate technique with a low complication rate and a high level of patient satisfaction. It could be used as a primary surgery but also as a secondary surgery, particularly for Nuss or ravitch redo when the result of those surgeries is not enough.
Dr Claudia Schirmer, plastic surgeon, Hospital Italiano Buenos Aires (Argentina)
The use of 3D computer modelled implants in Poland Syndrome is a big step forward. It is definitively a much more accurate technique, it is simpler, it is more time efficient, and overall it is cost efficient.
Mr Stephen McCulley, plastic surgeon, Nottingham
Implants have got good long term outcomes, it is quite cost effective as it is a day case. Patients do not feel the implant after a period of time, they think it is just part of their chest wall. They are very happy, so that’s good for us when they come back smiling.
Prof. Karen Redmond, thoracic surgeon, PectusCheck (Ireland)
The interest of the implant technique is to perfectly answer the withdrawal symptom caused by a Pectus excavatum, a Poland syndrome or an atrophy of upper/lower limb. What I like in this technique, is that the implant is for life and also the simplicity of the surgery.
Prof. Véronique Duquennoy-Martinot, plastic surgeon, University Hospital of Lille
I never had any dissatisfied patients. Out of thirty patients, on a scale of 1 to 10, they are overall between 7 and 9. If we could remove the scar, I think everyone would be 10! The technique meets their main demand : to eliminate the deformity at the origin of their complex since adolescence, with as little risk and recurrence as possible.
Pr Christian Herlin, CHRU Lapeyronie (France)
The interest is first to perfectly compensate the deficiency due to Poland Syndrome. What I like is the simplicity of the procedure and that the implant is definitive.
Pr Véronique Duquennoy - Martinot, CHRU de Lille (France)
This is a very easy technique for treating Poland Syndrome. Thanks to 3D measurement, we can really have a perfect volume for the patient, which does not move in time. The result is almost immediate.
Dr Vincent Nguyen (Paris)
It's now 12 weeks since I had the implant surgery to correct Poland's Syndrome on my left side. After 8 weeks I resumed swimming my daily 1km, tentatively at first. I now have full strength and movement back. I'm very pleased with the implant. It looks and feels like a part of me. The implant isn't a functioning muscle but I'm swimming stronger and better and I'm leaner, fitter, stronger and more confident. Not knowing I'd had the surgery, my sister-in-law even remarked to my sister that I "seem more comfortable in my own skin". People don't notice the implant but they do notice a change in me.
Graham, 62 years old, Dubaï (United Arab Emirats)
Before the surgery, it was for me an uneasiness, a discomfort when I had to be shirtless when going to the swimming pool or to the beach, for example. It discomforted me to the point that I refused some offers. I saw on the internet that the implant was the most efficient solution and the most renowned one to fill the aesthetic lack of muscle caused by Poland syndrome. The surgery was hurtful during few days but I got over it quickly (7 to 10 days), and I restarted my activities soon after it. The result is concrete and we can barely see the difference with the other side, so I’m really satisfied. The intervention brought me a rise of confidence and allowed me not to be ashamed when it comes to show my chest.
Benjamin, 17 years old, Toulouse (France)
We now have performed two implantations in one male and one female patient. I was very happy with the support from AnatomikModeling. The results were as good as expected and our patients were very happy. I really appreciate getting these fantastic results with this safe and efficient technique and therefore having happy and satisfied patients. Especially our second female patient was extremely happy.
Kay-Hendrik Busch, M.D, Bonn University Hospital (Germany)
About 6 weeks after the operation, I was able to do some sport, which is very important for me. The operation has left a 8-cm flat scar that is healing very well. Although I feel the implant, I am very satisfied with the results. The bar ends stand out a bit, but in a very discreet way. Further puncture as a postoperative measure was not necessary.
Mirjam, 25 years old, Bonn (Germany)
The option of making custom-made anatomical implants based on a CBCT has heralded a radical change in the solution of problems such as pectus excavatum or the absence of pectoral muscles, that up to now has only been possible using more complex techniques involving greater complications. The Implant allows for perfectly-fitted and much finer correction than with traditional external moulds. Patients experience much better results.
MD Jesús Benito Ruiz, Antiaging Group Barcelona (Spain)
After the initial consultation in Normandy, they suggested lipofilling. I learned there was a Poland Syndrome specialist in Toulouse. The consultation immediately put me at ease. The recovery period went smoothly and I gained confidence. I plan to have a follow up lipofilling operation to complete the result. I am totally satisfied with the result of the operation.
Christophe, 51 years old, Bordeaux
The custom-made implant is a real comfort for patients suffering from Poland Syndrome. It enables a noticeable improvement of the defect with a very minimally invasive surgery not really painful.
Pr Julien Pauchot, CHU de Besançon