A three-dimensional printed patient-specific scaphoid replacement: a cadaveric study

J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2018 May;43(4):407-412. doi: 10.1177/1753193418757634. Epub 2018 Feb 16.


We present our first cadaveric test results of a three-dimensional printed patient-specific scaphoid replacement with tendon suspension, which showed normal motion behaviour and preservation of a stable scapholunate interval during physiological range of motion.

Keywords: Scaphoid; avascular necrosis; ceramics; patient-specific; prosthesis; pseudoarthrosis; three-dimensional printing; titanium.

MeSH terms

  • Arthroplasty, Replacement / instrumentation*
  • Cadaver
  • Humans
  • Joint Prosthesis*
  • Printing, Three-Dimensional*
  • Prosthesis Design
  • Range of Motion, Articular
  • Scaphoid Bone / surgery*