ANTIBACTERIAL 3D PRINTING, CLINICAL USE Nº4:
Tracheostomy is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in critically ill patients. In different studies at national and international level, the reported prevalence ranges between 10 and 20%, although it may be higher in some subgroups of patients such as those with trauma (24% to 48%, Bardell T, Nathens AB).
However, this procedure is not free of peri and post-operative complications and infections are one of the most relevant since they increase the number of bed days, days of Mechanical Ventilation and leaves the patient susceptible to acquire other infections such as pneumonias that further aggravate the condition.
A potential solution may be the incorporation of 3D printed tracheostomy plates with non-toxic and antibacterial material such as the PLACTIVE AN3 from Copper3D Antibacterial Innovations.
The design of the photo is downloaded for free from the open source portal www.thingiverse.com, the antibacterial material is provided by us and you can request in www.copper3d.com.
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