One-time use patient-specific surgical guide is a surgical instrument for precise handling of surgical instruments at a certain angle and in a certain position during a surgery when the precise cutting is needed. Each guide is prepared during preoperative planning and based on guidelines from the surgeon.
This animation shows jaw reconstruction which was partially destroyed by tumor. After resection, the jaw has been reconstructed with patient's fibula grafts. Three custom guides were designed: one cutting guide for bone tumour resection, one cutting guide for cutting grafts and one positioning guide for fixating the jaw with autologous bone grafts.