Use of 3D printed Evidence of Injuries in the Court Room and Operating Room


We have often alluded to use by various groups of surgeons of 3D printing technology to diagnose medical issues and perform surgeries. We do this to reiterate that if it is good enough for surgeon to plan a surgery, then the 3D representation of the injury should be accurate enough for a courtroom.  Certainly, these 3D printed models or evidence of injuries are fair and accurate representations of the injuries to be presented.

Dr. Nicola Bizzoto, an Orthopedic and Trauma surgeon based at the University of Verona, in Italy, has used 3D printing as means to plan surgeries. Bizzotto began using this method about a year ago. Bizzotto is also using this technology to actually relay the injuries and surgery procedure to actual patients. Surgeons have documented that this technology has decreased procedure of surgical intervention time by some 30% in some instances. Dr. Nicola Bizzoto has been at the forefront of this technique and has found great success by its use.

At 3dprintedproof we believe that 3d printed evidence or representation of injuries simplify complex medical lingo and anatomy for courtroom use. In many instances litigators choose not to use medical exhibits and rely on expert testimony only. However, testimony alone leaves juries in the world of abstraction. To reduce this abstraction and concretize the severity or even the lack of severity of injury (depending on where you stand) some sort of exhibit is needed. Regular two-dimensional exhibits like stills of MRI’s and X-rays can be confusing to a jury and not efficient in relaying this injury in question. A 3D printed exhibit of an injury can make complex medical issued understandable to a jury.

Let 3dprintedproof can help you with your 3D printed medical exhibit and evidence needs. Do not hesitate to contact us.



3D Printed Proof/Evidence of Lumbar Compression Fracture

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Above are examples of 3D printed compression fractures. Compressions fractures often result from car accidents, falls or tripping, and sports accidents. These samples were produced from MRI images and converted into data readable by a 3D printer.

3D printed images of injuries provide a new perspective for attorneys, doctors, experts, judges, and jurors involved in cases pertaining to trauma based injuries. Even medical doctors have been amazed by the clarity of our 3d printed exhibits. Before 3D printing came along doctors and experts could only view these sorts of injuries either through direct observation, MRI, CT-scan, or sonogram.  However, none of those methods provide the clarity of exhibits like the one shown in the pictures above. Medical Doctors are continually amazed by the clarity these exhibits provide. Many physicians are using these exhibits to plan surgeries and treatments. Indeed, these exhibits are changing the way medicine is practiced. No doubt, these exhibits will soon revolutionize how injuries are presented in court rooms.

Our goal is to make this technology accessible to attorneys and experts and help get their point across in an impactful and direct manner. Do not hesitate to contact us.