Trauma or tumors in the craniofacial region can lead to loss of extended bone structure. Resultant defects in the skull require surgical repair and reshaping using rigid, static, and artificial implant materials. These materials often contribute to stress fracturing and cannot be reshaped as the patient grows, which leads to a high number of revision surgeries.
OsteoGenesis is a patient-specific, osteogenic scaffold that is both porous and resorbable. It includes two interlocking plates held together by screws that promote bone regrowth after maxillofacial surgery. Scans obtained using existing imaging techniques are used to print unique PGLA scaffolds that fit the precise needs of each patient. Spacers are used to optimize pore size for maximum particle retention and provide mechanical support. The device is bio-tolerable, preserves functional strength, and facilitates personalized medical treatment, which improves patient outcomes.