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Systematic Review of the Use of 3-Dimensional Printing in Surgical Teaching and Assessment.
J Surg Educ 2018 Jan - Feb; 75(1):209-221JS

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The use of 3-dimensional (3D) printing in medicine has rapidly expanded in recent years as the technology has developed. The potential uses of 3D printing are manifold. This article provides a systematic review of the uses of 3D printing within surgical training and assessment.

METHODS

A structured literature search of the major literature databases was performed in adherence to PRISMA guidelines. Articles that met predefined inclusion and exclusion criteria were appraised with respect to the key objectives of the review and sources of bias were analysed.

RESULTS

Overall, 49 studies were identified for inclusion in the qualitative analysis. Heterogeneity in study design and outcome measures used prohibited meaningful meta-analysis. 3D printing has been used in surgical training across a broad range of specialities but most commonly in neurosurgery and otorhinolaryngology. Both objective and subjective outcome measures have been studied, demonstrating the usage of 3D printed models in training and education. 3D printing has also been used in anatomical education and preoperative planning, demonstrating improved outcomes when compared to traditional educational methods and improved patient outcomes, respectively.

CONCLUSIONS

3D printing technology has a broad range of potential applications within surgical education and training. Although the field is still in its relative infancy, several studies have already demonstrated its usage both instead of and in addition to traditional educational methods.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University College London Medical School, London, United Kingdom.University College London Medical School, London, United Kingdom.University College London Medical School, London, United Kingdom.University College London Medical School, London, United Kingdom.Charles Wolfson Center for Reconstructive Surgery, Royal Free Hospital, London, United Kingdom; Division of Surgery & Interventional Science, University College London, London, United Kingdom; Department of Plastic Surgery, Royal Free Hospital, London, United Kingdom; Centre for Rheumatology, Royal Free Hospital, University College London, London, United Kingdom. Electronic address: 12michellegriffin@gmail.com.Charles Wolfson Center for Reconstructive Surgery, Royal Free Hospital, London, United Kingdom; Division of Surgery & Interventional Science, University College London, London, United Kingdom; Department of Plastic Surgery, Royal Free Hospital, London, United Kingdom; Centre for Rheumatology, Royal Free Hospital, University College London, London, United Kingdom.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review
Systematic Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28729190

Citation

Langridge, Benjamin, et al. "Systematic Review of the Use of 3-Dimensional Printing in Surgical Teaching and Assessment." Journal of Surgical Education, vol. 75, no. 1, 2018, pp. 209-221.
Langridge B, Momin S, Coumbe B, et al. Systematic Review of the Use of 3-Dimensional Printing in Surgical Teaching and Assessment. J Surg Educ. 2018;75(1):209-221.
Langridge, B., Momin, S., Coumbe, B., Woin, E., Griffin, M., & Butler, P. (2018). Systematic Review of the Use of 3-Dimensional Printing in Surgical Teaching and Assessment. Journal of Surgical Education, 75(1), pp. 209-221. doi:10.1016/j.jsurg.2017.06.033.
Langridge B, et al. Systematic Review of the Use of 3-Dimensional Printing in Surgical Teaching and Assessment. J Surg Educ. 2018;75(1):209-221. PubMed PMID: 28729190.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Systematic Review of the Use of 3-Dimensional Printing in Surgical Teaching and Assessment. AU - Langridge,Benjamin, AU - Momin,Sheikh, AU - Coumbe,Ben, AU - Woin,Evelina, AU - Griffin,Michelle, AU - Butler,Peter, Y1 - 2017/07/17/ PY - 2017/03/28/received PY - 2017/06/01/revised PY - 2017/06/27/accepted PY - 2017/7/22/pubmed PY - 2018/11/20/medline PY - 2017/7/22/entrez KW - 3-dimensional printing KW - Medical Knowledge KW - Practice-Based Learning and Improvement KW - assessment KW - education KW - surgery KW - teaching KW - training SP - 209 EP - 221 JF - Journal of surgical education JO - J Surg Educ VL - 75 IS - 1 N2 - OBJECTIVE: The use of 3-dimensional (3D) printing in medicine has rapidly expanded in recent years as the technology has developed. The potential uses of 3D printing are manifold. This article provides a systematic review of the uses of 3D printing within surgical training and assessment. METHODS: A structured literature search of the major literature databases was performed in adherence to PRISMA guidelines. Articles that met predefined inclusion and exclusion criteria were appraised with respect to the key objectives of the review and sources of bias were analysed. RESULTS: Overall, 49 studies were identified for inclusion in the qualitative analysis. Heterogeneity in study design and outcome measures used prohibited meaningful meta-analysis. 3D printing has been used in surgical training across a broad range of specialities but most commonly in neurosurgery and otorhinolaryngology. Both objective and subjective outcome measures have been studied, demonstrating the usage of 3D printed models in training and education. 3D printing has also been used in anatomical education and preoperative planning, demonstrating improved outcomes when compared to traditional educational methods and improved patient outcomes, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: 3D printing technology has a broad range of potential applications within surgical education and training. Although the field is still in its relative infancy, several studies have already demonstrated its usage both instead of and in addition to traditional educational methods. SN - 1878-7452 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28729190/Systematic_Review_of_the_Use_of_3_Dimensional_Printing_in_Surgical_Teaching_and_Assessment_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1931-7204(17)30183-6 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -