Simulation with three dimensional modeling before spinal surgery and its effects on the surgery
Three-dimensional printers which are among the popular innovations of today are used increasingly more in the medical field as in every field of life and they make the surgical operation easier. When customizable materials are combined with technology, we have successful results and fewer complications. The objective of our study was to demonstrate the advantages provided by three-dimensional modeling methods in neurosurgery practice for both the surgeon and the patient. We reached the conclusion that 3D printing techniques were the practically and anatomically correct methods for the production of patient-specific models for surgical planning, simulation and training, tissue engineering implants and the secondary devices. Thus, the progress of this technology may contribute to the progress of the neurosurgery field in several aspects.