China: 3D Printed Vertebral Body Used to Reconstruct Upper Cervical Spine of 9 Patients

Primary osseous spinal tumors make up roughly 5% of all primary bone tumors, and reconstruction is required to restore the spine’s integrity and stability. However, it’s hard to reconstruct this…

Finland: Studying the Impact of Medical Imaging Inaccuracies on End-Use Implants

Finnish researchers report on inaccuracies in the AM process chain, releasing their findings in ‘Cumulative Inaccuracies in Implementation of Additive Manufacturing Through Medical Imaging, 3D Thresholding, and 3D Modeling: A…

3D Scanning & 3D Printing Used in Digital Workflow to Design & Build Custom Neck Orthosis

Custom orthotics made through conventional manufacturing methods require casting, sculpting, molding, and fitting to be completed before they’re ready for the patient to wear. It can take up to six…

Characterization of Conventionally Manufactured & 3D Printed Acetabular Cup Implants

The use of 3D printed porous titanium implants in the orthopaedics field is growing, as they feature a similar design to components manufactured with traditional methods, but have a better…

3D Printed Guide and Titanium Implant Help Surgeons Reconstruct Patient’s Pelvic Bone

Cancer patients with pelvic sarcomas need a large bone transplantation and implant fixation after resection of the bone defect, but complex implant systems often fall apart in many patients shortly…

Researchers Evaluate Feasibility of Closing Multiple Atrial Septal Defects Guided by 3D Printed Model

We’ve often seen physicians use 3D printed heart models to help during surgeries, but a group of researchers from China published a paper on using them to help with an…

Researchers Use Microsoft Kinect Xbox 360 Scanner to Obtain Topography for 3D Printable Radiotherapy Phantom

To verify treatment when giving radiation, doctors often turn to radiotherapy phantoms for quality assurance, since the dosage can’t be directly measured. 3D printing is making it easier to fabricate…

Peking University Third Hospital: Follow-Up of 92 Consecutive Patients with 3D Printed Titanium Acetabular Cups

Researchers from Peking University Third Hospital have released the findings of a recent study in ‘A new 3D printing porous trabecular titanium metal acetabular cup for primary total hip arthroplasty:…

3D Printing Healthcare Applications for the Elderly

3D printing has many applications in the healthcare industry, as it allows users to fabricate complex, cost-effective, patient-specific devices on-demand. In the same vein, 3D bioprinting is important for applications…

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