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FDA Clears 3D Systems Patient-Specific 3D Printed Surgical Guides for Ankles

Leading additive manufacturing solutions partner 3D Systems announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the company’s 3D printed Vantage Ankle PSI (patient-specific instrumentation) surgical cutting guides….

Ping the Paralyzed Puppy Walks Again, Thanks to 3D Printed Surgical Guides

Call me sentimental, but I am a sucker for a good story where 3D printing is used to help an animal get back on its feet, especially when the animal…

Researchers Rely on 3D Printed Models & Surgical Guides for Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Medical researchers and orthopedic surgeons in Taiwan at Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital continue to explore better ways to heal bones and manage defects, with their findings outlined in the recently…

Mayo Clinic Researchers 3D Printing Models & Surgical Guides for Chest Wall Reconstructive Surgery

In the recently published ‘3D printed modeling contributes to reconstruction of complex chest wall instability,’ researchers from the Mayo Clinic Rochester look into new methods for creating 3D printed models…

Using Patient-Specific 3D Printed Surgical Guides for Total Knee Replacement

While surgery has always, ultimately, been about the patient, it hasn’t always been patient-centered. Historically, patients have not had an easy time of understanding exactly what their surgery entails and…

Materialise Uses Advanced Visualization and 3D Printed Surgical Guides in Successful Reconstructive Jaw Surgery

Imagine you’re at the dentist’s office, having a routine cleaning and checkup, and the dental hygienist finds a tumor in your mouth. It sounds like a bad dream, but it…

Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for 3D Printed Patient-Specific Surgical Guides for Pediatric Ulna and Radius Osteotomies

One of the many industries that Belgium-based Materialise provides 3D printing solutions for is the healthcare sector. After announcing a partnership with medical product development company Kapstone Medical and a five-year deal…

Surgeon Calls On Materialise Mimics Software to Create 3D Printed Patient-Specific Surgical Guides for a Complex Wrist Osteotomy

Any type of surgery, from the simplest to the more complex, brings potential risks with it; any number of things can go wrong. That’s why Alistair Phillips, a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon…

Young Girl With Scoliosis Recovering Nicely Thanks to 3D Printed Surgical Guides from Anatomiz3D

Scoliosis is one of those conditions that can range from barely noticeable to completely debilitating. I have a very slight case myself, and it doesn’t affect me in any way…

Japan’s Medical Dynamic Marketing Partners with Materialise for 3D Printed Hip Replacement Surgical Guides

As Materialise’s reach in 3D printing spans the globe and the technology gains steady momentum in Japan, it’s no surprise the two should intersect in a five-year partnership between the…

Materialise Introduces New Virtual Surgical Pre-Planning System and 3D Printed Guides for Shoulder Surgery

Any surgery has its challenges, but Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty (RSA) and Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty (TSA) present their own unique difficulties. The incisions are small, resulting in limited visibility; the…

3D Systems Announces 510(k) Clearance for MF Surgical Guide 3D Printing Materials

A veritable pioneer in 3D printing for personalized medicine applications, 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) created its Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP) system for craniomaxillofacial (CMF) and orthopaedic cases years ago, and it’s…

University of Hong Kong: Sterilization & Infection Rates in 3D Printed Models & Guides Used Intra-operatively

Hong Kong researchers explore the use of 3D printed medical models but advance in a more unique direction with concerns over infection. Detailing their findings in the recently published ‘A…

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3D Printing Brings Confidence, Efficiency to Surgical Planning and Modeling

Imagine you are a surgeon facing a transplant case with complex anatomical considerations. Now consider two potential scenarios: In the first, you have all the traditional planning tools such as…

Zhejiang University Sheds Light on APVC with 3D Printed Surgical Models

Researchers from China’s Zhejiang University are looking for new ways to improve preoperative planning for procedures for children, with their findings outlined in the recently published ‘Utility of three-dimensional printing…

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