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Table 2 The five most common applications amongst our patient cohort are listed, together with their infection rate, need for re-operation, and average length of operation in minutes (mean ± SEM)

From: A review of the manufacturing process and infection rate of 3D-printed models and guides sterilized by hydrogen peroxide plasma and utilized intra-operatively

Operation performedMode of applicationNumber of casesCases with infection (%)Need for re-operationAverage operation time (minutes ± SEM)
Reverse shoulder arthroplastyGuide140N/A169 ± 17
Mandible resectionGuide102 (20%)1 of 2649 ± 52*
Pilon fracture ORIFModel91 (11.1%)0 of 1193 ± 17
Acetabular / pelvis fracture ORIFModel70N/A400 ±159
Tibial plateau ORIFModel60N/A122 ± 23
  1. * Patients receiving mandible resection had significantly longer operation time than those receiving reverse shoulder arthroplasty, pilon fracture ORIF, and tibial plateau ORIF (p < 0.01). ORIF = open reduction and internal fixation