Barrow Neurological Institute: 3D Printed Spine Models Used for Residency Training

Researchers from the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, came together recently to author ‘The Barrow Biomimetic Spine: Face, Content, and Construct Validity of a 3D-Printed Spine Model for Freehand…

Surgeons in China Remove Patient’s Malignant Tumor and Six Vertebrae, Replace Them with 3D Printed Titanium Alloy Bones

I’m always fascinated at how 3D printing technology has been used during spinal procedures and surgery. 3D printed surgical guides have been used to help in scoliosis operations, and as…

3D Systems Announces the Release of Its Latest 3D Virtual Reality Training Module: The Simbionix SPINE Mentor

Three years ago, 3D Systems, a leader in 3D printed healthcare solutions, joined the world of virtual reality when it acquired Simbionix, a 3D VR surgical simulation and training company, and…

3D Systems Healthcare Solutions Aid in Sled Hockey Champion’s Spinal Surgery

One field that has benefited more than any from the emergence of 3D printing is the medical industry. Whether it be surgical preparation, assistive devices, or bioprinting with stem cells,…

Hunchback Woman Grows Almost 2-inches Thanks to 3D Printing & Advanced Surgical Procedure

It seems as though every day there is another interesting story coming out of China, involving both 3D printing and advanced surgical procedures. While laws in the United States are…

Chinese Surgeons 3D Print a Spine Replica to Help with Incredibly Delicate Surgery

Every day it seems like another incredible medical application for 3D printing emerges. Whether it’s affordable customizable prosthetic devices, the actual printing of biological material, or the numerous surgeries that are…

Chinese Student Receives First 3D Printed Thoracic Vertebrae Implant & the Surgery is a Success

Back in August, we reported on the implantation of the world’s first 3D printed vertebrae, and it was surely a sign of things to come from the medical field. Usually…

King Richard III’s Entire 3D Printed Skeleton Unveiled For Museum Opening

The ability of 3D printers to make near exact replicas of objects have led to a variety of amazing applications, especially for the use within museum exhibits. Over the last…

French Doctor Implants 3D-Printed Spine Cage to Perform Spinal Fusion Surgery

A surgeon in Lyon, France performed the world’s first spinal-fusion surgery recently. Dr. Vincent Fiere performed the surgery at the Hospital Jean Mermoz using customized, 3D-printed spine cages. Fiere performed…

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