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Fig. 3 | Arthritis Research & Therapy

Fig. 3

From: Development of three-dimensional prints of arthritic joints for supporting patients’ awareness to structural damage

Fig. 3

Preparation of a truncated 3D metacarpophalangeal (MCP) head for video presentation. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) shows the cystic structure in the third MCP head in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis (left panel, red circle). In a 3D reconstruction this structure was artificially cut to demonstrate the internal bone formation (right upper panel). 3D prints of both halves resemble the cystic structure seen on MRI and computed tomography. Bottom right panel: Left red arrow shows the MRI corresponded cystic structure; right arrow connection tothe trabecular network. Video motion (Additional file 2) illustrates arthro-haptic experience for patient demonstration

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