Associate Professor Raniga uses patient-specific guides to correct complex 3D deformity of the elbow. The planning required to correct such a complex deformity has to be meticulous. It’s a 3D deformity that needs to be corrected with multiple cuts in the bone, realignment and fixation. The deficient ligaments need to be reconstructed using donor tissue and the ulnar nerve needs to be addressed so as not to tension the nerve and prevent paralysis.
This is the first time that a such complex 3D deformity correction has been done using the Medacta ‘My Osteotomy’ preoperative planning system and intraoperative cutting guides in Australia. It requires a lot of planning beforehand to be able to minimise risk, improve efficiency and accurately correct such a complex deformity as precisely as you can with 3D modelling.