VSP® Reconstruction

3D Systems' product focused on routine reconstructive surgery for the head and neck area is VSP® Reconstruction. The most popular application is for mandibular or maxillary reconstruction using the fibula free flap and other vascularized grafts. Reconstruction techniques for trauma, congenital defects or tumors of the facial skeleton also benefit from the VSP® Reconstruction product. Expertise in surgical planning, guide/template design and additive manufacturing combine to offer a product useful for improving surgeon confidence and enhancing outcomes.

What is the Benefit?

Surgeons report  that use of the VSP® Reconstruction product enables them to perform these surgeries with more confidence and a three-dimensional understanding as compared to cases without presurgical planning. Clinical articles substantiate the use of the VSP® Reconstruction templates, models and guides in helping to reduce surgical time and create more accurate reconstructions.

Distraction Osteogenesis

Planning for distraction osteogenesis includes designing placement of osteotomies, planning of distractor vectors and creation of templates for guidance of device placement, device bending and osteotomy placement. The patient’s three-dimensional anatomy is present during the planning session, and underlying teeth roots and nerves are visualized for proper distractor placement. Each case is customized to the actual distractor file you will be using during surgery.

Trauma Reconstruction

VSP® Trauma allows the surgeon to digitally reduce the fractured bony segments prior to surgery. The digitally reduced plan is transferred to the operating room through a series of models, guides, templates or digital images. We understand these are time-sensitive cases, so we make quick service a priority.

  • Custom osteotomy and positioning guides can be designed specifically for your patient and your plan. Occlusal-based positioning splints are a straightforward way to achieve maximum intercuspation and establish proper jaw relationship.
  • Digitally reduced, perfected or mirrored anatomical models can be designed for a more simplified approach to reduction.


VSP® Microtia is a digital planning solution for autogenous ear reconstruction cases. VSP® Microtia includes planning for reconstruction with cartilage using harvest templates, suture guides and 3D custom ear shaping guides.

  • Customized solutions to match patient ear type and size with patient-specific templates to guide rib cartilage harvest.
  • Three piece ear shaping guides allow for easier visualization of anatomy and maximum efficiency in carving.
  • 3D custom suture guide allows for easy stacking of multiple cartilage pieces and the ability to suture, pin and wire the final ear shape.
  • The system is available exclusively through KLS Martin.

Surgical Navigation

Clinical transfer of the digital surgical plan to the patient is carried out with physical templates, models and guides, but occasionally there are cases which could benefit from the use of surgical navigation as a clinical transfer tool. 3D Systems has the ability to work in standard data formats (DICOM, STL) and with multiple manufacturers’ navigation systems.

  • An altered DICOM data set can be generated and loaded into your navigation platform for real-time digital reference.
  • If your navigation system supports three-dimensional STL file imports, this is also possible for guidance.
  • As an adjunct to use with physical guides or used alone, this can aid cases such as pan-facial trauma reconstruction to reconstruction of the orbit or maxilla using grafts.

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