Computer Planning for Craniofacial Surgery

  • Oleh M. Antonyshyn
  • Glenn Edwards
  • James G. Mainprize


The design and execution of reconstructive craniofacial procedures has been greatly enhanced by the application of three-dimensional modeling and rapid prototyping technologies. This chapter discusses the methods and applications of preoperative three-dimensional facial surface simulation and quantitative analysis, rapid prototyping for the generation of patient-specific implants, or molds which allow intraoperative shaping of custom implants in a variety of materials.


Craniofacial surgery Rapid prototyping Computer simulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oleh M. Antonyshyn
    • 1
  • Glenn Edwards
    • 2
  • James G. Mainprize
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Plastic Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences CentreUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Calavera Surgical DesignTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Department of Physical SciencesSunnybrook Research InstituteTorontoCanada

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