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NuVasive 3D Prints Microporous Surfaces and Optimized Lattices for Better Spinal Implants

NuVasive is a California-based medical device company specializing in spinal surgery. The company offers the gamut of tools surgeons need to plan and execute spinal procedures. From surgical planning software…

3D Printing and Virtual Surgery Help Repair Damage to Patient’s Face

3D printed surgical guides and virtual surgical planning (VSP) have been used in many types of procedures, such as knee replacement, spinal surgery, and reconstruction of chest walls and faces….

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…

Singapore Researchers 3D Print Beak for Great Hornbill at Jurong Bird Park

While the medical field serves humans with a wide variety of new technologies and techniques, much of this is not lost on the veterinary aspect either; after all, animals also…

UK Veterinarian Turns to 3D Printing to Fix a Tiny Dog’s Bent Leg

I have three dogs, all of whom are considered medium-sized in that they weigh roughly over 16 kg but less than 30 kg. When they run at you, especially my…

Breakthrough 3D Printed Neural Scaffold Could Help Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries Regain Some Functions

Right now, 285,000 people in the US suffer from spinal cord injuries, with roughly 17,000 new injuries each year. 3D printed spinal implants have been shown to help patients recover more…

3D Printing News Briefs: August 1, 2018

We’re starting out with a little business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to planes, automobiles, and camping, followed by some medical news. Renishaw just received a…

Israeli Surgeons Use 3D Printed Surgical Guide to Correct Madelung’s Deformity

The flexibility, ease of use, cost efficiency, and precision of 3D printing has turned it into a power player in the medical world. Every day we read new stories about…

South Korean Surgeons Use 3D Printed Guides for Removing Cancer & Rebuilding Jawbone in One Surgery

If you or a loved one have been affected by cancer, then you know how devastating the disease can be, taking millions of lives around the world each year. As…

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…

3D Printing and Virtual Surgical Planning Aid in the Mayo Clinic’s First Face Transplant

3D printing technologies are helping patients around the world to face the world as they allow for life-changing operations to be performed with a precision never before possible. The Mayo…

3D Printing the Future of Surgery

3D printing has had and will continue to have impacts on many areas. One of the most hotly anticipated areas for 3D printing to impact is medicine. A myriad of…

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,…

Materialise CEO Calls for Improved Clinical Measurement Standards to Help Expand Medical 3D Printing

There’s no denying that 3D printing technology is steadily changing the shape of the medical industry, whether it be through anatomical models, guides, implants, or the many other applications that…

3D Printed Prostate Glands Aid in More Accurate Diagnosis and Surgical Care

While originally conceived of as a way to help surgeons with complicated or extremely delicate surgical procedures, doctors are discovering some unexpected benefits from using 3D printed replicas of patients…

3D Printed Heart Model Gives a Five-Year-Old Girl a Good Chance for a Long Life

When I started writing about 3D printing, I never expected that I would learn so much about medicine. I’ve learned a great deal about the heart, in particular – knowledge…

3D Imaging and Printing Gives Athlete a Second Chance

Avid windsurfer Koen was faced with the kind of untenable situation so many professional athletes fear: Agree to surgery to repair a painful and debilitating condition and risk having even…

3D Printing in China Allows Man to Regain Use of His Legs

We have seen many tremendous breakthroughs within the medical field recently, thanks in a large part to 3D printing technology. There are tremendous benefits of using this up-and-coming means of…