The ACO Hip Guide System, a platform of 3D surgical planning software and patient-specific surgical guides for hip surgery from Materialise, will now be joined by Consensus Orthopedics following their adoption of a version for knee surgeries earlier this year.
The system allows surgeons to plan hip surgeries based on a patient’s unique anatomical requirements and any structural damage present. The pre-operative plans use patient-specific guides which are designed and 3D printed for those specific surgical interventions.
Jeroen Dille, the Director of the Materialise Clinical Unit, says the adoption follows just a month after the announcement of his company’s first contract with Consensus Orthopedics.
“We are excited to announce another collaboration agreement, this time with regard to the ACO Hip Guide System,” Dille says. “Through this growing partnership, more surgeons will have access to 3D planning and printing solutions, which ultimately means that more patients can benefit from this technology. Since the start of Materialise 25 years ago, our mission has been to create meaningful 3D printing applications for a better and healthier world.”
Materialise, with their experience in 3D planning and printing for medical applications, also boast dedicated 3D visualization and planning software, engineering and design services and the production of 3D printed patient-specific, medical guides and implants.
Consensus Orthopedics, located in northern California, provides total joint implants and instruments to a global market. With over 20 years of orthopedic design and manufacturing experience themselves, Consensus says they focus on patient care and clinician relationships.
Colleen Gray, the President and CEO of Consensus, says Materialise has provided her company with yet another unique product.
“Surgical outcomes have a higher rate of predictability once our surgeons have access to pre-operative planning and are able to use patient-specific guides based on a patient’s CT,” she said of this latest collaboration. “Consensus is delighted to see this partnership with Materialise grow and to continue delivering innovative solutions for the orthopedics industry.”
Consensus is known for their CS2 Acetabular Cup System which evolved from the Consensus Hip System. The system uses a roughened, titanium porous coating made from sintered beads to create implant stability and biological fixation over the long term.
Dille says this latest innovation is in line with his company’s mission to improve patient outcomes via the application of 3D printing.
“It is the realization of this mission that first led us to pioneer medical image based guide technology, including solutions for the Hip, and is why a collaboration with Consensus Orthopedics is a natural next step,” Dille says. “Through this collaboration, we are further positioned to help even more surgeons discover the benefits that 3D printing can offer in the planning and execution of total hip arthroplasty.”
Do you know of anyone who has been helped by medical 3D printing or 3D printed implants? Let us know in the Materialise and Consensus forum thread on 3DPB.com.
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