3d printed surgical guides

Patients Experiencing Better Recovery with 3D Printed Spinal Implants

Patients Experiencing Better Recovery with 3D Printed Spinal Implants

The spine is one of the most important bones in the human body. If something goes wrong with the spine, it affects the entire body – and there are many things that can go very wrong with the spine. Recent developments have made these conditions easier to treat, however, and 3D printing is a big […]

The spine is one of the most important bones in the human body. If something goes wrong with the spine, it affects the entire body – and there are many things that can go very wrong with the spine. Recent developments have made these conditions easier to treat,...
Using Patient-Specific 3D Printed Surgical Guides for Total Knee Replacement

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 have often been treated as if they were ancillary to the surgical problem presented. This can’t all be blamed on uncaring medical staff, as most […]

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 have often been treated as if they were ancillary to...
3D Printed Implants Help Reconstruct Man’s Face in Pioneering Surgery

3D Printed Implants Help Reconstruct Man’s Face in Pioneering Surgery

When Carlos Askew was born to a drug-addicted mother, he was immediately removed from her care and placed in the custody of the state. In addition to the disadvantageous start he got as a result of his situation, he also was born partially deaf and with facial deformities caused by hemi-facial microsomia. This condition, HMF […]

When Carlos Askew was born to a drug-addicted mother, he was immediately removed from her care and placed in the custody of the state. In addition to the disadvantageous start he got as a result of his situation, he also was born partially deaf and with facial...
Materialise Introduces New Virtual Surgical Pre-Planning System and 3D Printed Guides for Shoulder Surgery

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 Glenoid cavity is deep in the surgical window; the area doesn’t have landmarks the surgeons can rely on for alignment. That’s a problem because these […]

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 Glenoid cavity is deep in the surgical window;...
Israeli Surgeons Use 3D Printed Surgical Guide to Correct Madelung’s Deformity

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 its use in medicine ranging from the now commonplace to the particularly tricky; there seems to be no corner of medical practice that it has […]

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 its use in medicine ranging from the now commonplace to the particularly tricky; there seems to be...
Renishaw Works With University Hospital of Wales to 3D Print Guides & Mandibular Implant for Cancer Patient

Renishaw Works With University Hospital of Wales to 3D Print Guides & Mandibular Implant for Cancer Patient

Founded in 1973, Renishaw is headquartered in the UK with offices around the world. Although the engineering and scientific technology firm specializes in metrology, they have been the power behind some remarkable 3D printing projects—from creating an orbital implant for a surgery in Nepal to 3D printing parts for the Land Rover BAR yacht competing […]

Founded in 1973, Renishaw is headquartered in the UK with offices around the world. Although the engineering and scientific technology firm specializes in metrology, they have been the power behind some remarkable 3D printing projects—from creating an orbital implant...
Welsh Medical Team Combines Bone Grafts and 3D Printing for Patient-Specific Jaw Reconstruction

Welsh Medical Team Combines Bone Grafts and 3D Printing for Patient-Specific Jaw Reconstruction

Last year, researchers at the Morriston Hospital in Swansea, Wales introduced the ADEPT (Additive-manufacture for Design-led Efficient Patient Treatment) project, which was designed for patients suffering from diseases or significant damage to their facial structures and uses 3D printing technology to produce titanium implants. We initially heard about the project in terms of a 3D […]

Last year, researchers at the Morriston Hospital in Swansea, Wales introduced the ADEPT (Additive-manufacture for Design-led Efficient Patient Treatment) project, which was designed for patients suffering from diseases or significant damage to their facial structures...
3D Printing for Dental Products

3D Printing for Dental Products

3D printers are increasingly being used by dentists, orthodontists and dental labs to print a variety of dental products, tools, prototypes and reference models. CAD laser scanners are used to accurately measure the dimensions of a patient’s mouth or the size of the filling needed in order to print a reference model for experimentation. When innovators […]

3D printers are increasingly being used by dentists, orthodontists and dental labs to print a variety of dental products, tools, prototypes and reference models. CAD laser scanners are used to accurately measure the dimensions of a patient’s mouth or the size of the...
Materialise Expands 3D Printing Technology for Orthopedic Solutions

Materialise Expands 3D Printing Technology for Orthopedic Solutions

Innovations from Materialise do far more than just inspire. Put into action, they transform patients’ lives—as well as the jobs of surgeons who are responsible for making it all happen, ultimately. The world has been watching their progress via 3D printing over the last few years, with countless announcements regarding enhancements, partnerships, and refinements to […]

Innovations from Materialise do far more than just inspire. Put into action, they transform patients’ lives—as well as the jobs of surgeons who are responsible for making it all happen, ultimately. The world has been watching their progress via 3D printing over...
Chinese Hospital Fights Cancer; 3D Printed Surgical Models Allow Safety & Precision

Chinese Hospital Fights Cancer; 3D Printed Surgical Models Allow Safety & Precision

Countries, governments, and leaders around the world do not always see eye to eye on everything, to say the least. When it comes to cancer though, nearly all of us have been affected and are hoping for a cure–no matter where we live. While most of us are relegated to donating and helping to raise […]

Countries, governments, and leaders around the world do not always see eye to eye on everything, to say the least. When it comes to cancer though, nearly all of us have been affected and are hoping for a cure–no matter where we live. While most of us are...
South Korean Surgeons Use 3D Printed Guides for Removing Cancer & Rebuilding Jawbone in One Surgery

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 so many individuals offer whatever support they can, and researchers diligently work to find cures and better treatments, new technology is helping to give patients […]

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 so many individuals offer whatever support they can, and researchers diligently work to find cures and better...
Materialise Uses Advanced Visualization and 3D Printed Surgical Guides in Successful Reconstructive Jaw Surgery

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 was reality for Tommy Innes, a Newcastle United football fan and an electrician for the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) in Newcastle, with the UK’s National […]

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 was reality for Tommy Innes, a Newcastle United football fan and an electrician for the...
Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for 3D Printed Patient-Specific Surgical Guides for Pediatric Ulna and Radius Osteotomies

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 with Medical Dynamic Marketing, Inc. in Japan, the Materialise CEO called for improved clinical measurement standards to help expand medical 3D printing. A few months ago, Materialise […]

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 with Medical Dynamic Marketing, Inc. in...
Surgeon Calls On Materialise Mimics Software to Create 3D Printed Patient-Specific Surgical Guides for a Complex Wrist Osteotomy

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 specializing in the hand, wrist, and elbow who works at Spire Southampton Hospital and the Hampshire Hand Surgery Clinic, has a personal philosophy to treat […]

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 specializing in the hand, wrist, and elbow who works at Spire...
3D Printing and Virtual Surgical Planning Aid in the Mayo Clinic’s First Face Transplant

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 Clinic has today released the story of a young man whose life has been forever changed following the hospital’s first face transplant, which is proving […]

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 Clinic has today released the story of a young man whose life has been forever...
3D Systems Announces Expansion of Virtual Surgical Planning Service: VSP Cranial Can Now Be Used in the Operating Room

3D Systems Announces Expansion of Virtual Surgical Planning Service: VSP Cranial Can Now Be Used in the Operating Room

For 30 years, 3D Systems has helped companies and professionals drive new business models, optimize designs and transform workflows, and bring innovative products to the market. The company itself also boasts three separate dedicated healthcare facilities, one of which has been open for less than a year; 3DPrint.com’s editor-in-chief Sarah Goehrke had the opportunity to visit this […]

For 30 years, 3D Systems has helped companies and professionals drive new business models, optimize designs and transform workflows, and bring innovative products to the market. The company itself also boasts three separate dedicated healthcare facilities, one of...
Team of Surgeons and Engineers Create FabLab, Accelerate Development of 3D Printing Technology in Madrid Hospital

Team of Surgeons and Engineers Create FabLab, Accelerate Development of 3D Printing Technology in Madrid Hospital

The Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón in Madrid is known for being an excellent teaching and research hospital in addition to the great care it provides its patients. It’s also a technologically advanced facility, and that’s thanks in part to a group of surgeons and engineers who have spearheaded the integration of 3D technology into the […]

The Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón in Madrid is known for being an excellent teaching and research hospital in addition to the great care it provides its patients. It’s also a technologically advanced facility, and that’s thanks in part to...
Young Girl With Scoliosis Recovering Nicely Thanks to 3D Printed Surgical Guides from Anatomiz3D

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 that I’m aware of, but in some cases, the person suffering from the disease can be left unable to stand up straight, to walk, or […]

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 that I’m aware of, but in some cases, the person suffering from the disease can be...
The FDA’s Principal Investigator for 3D Printed Medical Devices is Looking for Industry Feedback and No One is Giving It to Him

The FDA’s Principal Investigator for 3D Printed Medical Devices is Looking for Industry Feedback and No One is Giving It to Him

Medical applications for 3D printing are a rapidly growing segment of the 3D printing industry, and the technology could radically alter the way that many medical issues are evaluated and treated. Applications as diverse as inexpensive, customized 3D printed prosthetic devices, patient-specific surgical implants, surgical pre-planning and even personalized medications all have the medical community changing […]

Medical applications for 3D printing are a rapidly growing segment of the 3D printing industry, and the technology could radically alter the way that many medical issues are evaluated and treated. Applications as diverse as inexpensive, customized 3D printed...
Dentists are Now Capable of Using 3D Printers to Reconstruct Entire Jaws

Dentists are Now Capable of Using 3D Printers to Reconstruct Entire Jaws

In 2009, fashion designer Josh Stephenson was diagnosed with a rare type of eye cancer that had spread throughout his face. After unsuccessfully undergoing radiotherapy in 2010, the cancer continued to spread so the doctors were forced to remove it. Altogether, Stephenson had his left eye, his upper jaw and the roof of his mouth […]

In 2009, fashion designer Josh Stephenson was diagnosed with a rare type of eye cancer that had spread throughout his face. After unsuccessfully undergoing radiotherapy in 2010, the cancer continued to spread so the doctors were forced to remove it. Altogether,...
3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — February 20

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — February 20

This week’s news is filled with 3D printing investments and collaborations on the business side of things. Becoming 3D has become a Value Added Reseller for Solidscape, and Materialise is now collaborating with Mathys Ltd Bettlach on a 3D printed Shoulder Guide System. In investment news, Stratasys has given Massivit 3D Printing Technologies a financial […]

This week’s news is filled with 3D printing investments and collaborations on the business side of things. Becoming 3D has become a Value Added Reseller for Solidscape, and Materialise is now collaborating with Mathys Ltd Bettlach on a 3D printed Shoulder Guide...
Historic Surgery Uses 3D Printing to Prep Transplanting a Kidney from Father to Daughter

Historic Surgery Uses 3D Printing to Prep Transplanting a Kidney from Father to Daughter

The body is such an interconnected system that when one thing goes wrong, there’s a frightening chance that it will cause a chain reaction leading to damage elsewhere, even in a seemingly unconnected area. The risk increases when the initial problem involves the heart or the brain, which was the case with Lucy Boucher. The […]

The body is such an interconnected system that when one thing goes wrong, there’s a frightening chance that it will cause a chain reaction leading to damage elsewhere, even in a seemingly unconnected area. The risk increases when the initial problem involves the...
3D Printed Liver Models Save Lives at Cleveland Clinic

3D Printed Liver Models Save Lives at Cleveland Clinic

Every city has its points of pride, and, when you’re a Rust Belt town with a rough history, those points of pride become huge. I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and its surrounding areas, and I’ve watched the city evolve from the “mistake on the lake” to one of the country’s top cities […]

Every city has its points of pride, and, when you’re a Rust Belt town with a rough history, those points of pride become huge. I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and its surrounding areas, and I’ve watched the city evolve from the “mistake on...
Indian Man Can Walk Again Thanks to Precise 3D Printed Surgical Model

Indian Man Can Walk Again Thanks to Precise 3D Printed Surgical Model

A broken hip can be a devastating injury, especially in older people, who are more prone to fragility and complications. For a young person, however, it can be just as life-destroying. That was the case with a 34-year-old Indian television channel proprietor named Pradeep, who broke his hip in an accident two years ago. He […]

A broken hip can be a devastating injury, especially in older people, who are more prone to fragility and complications. For a young person, however, it can be just as life-destroying. That was the case with a 34-year-old Indian television channel proprietor named...
Surgeons 3D Print Models of Children’s Brains for Intensive Pediatric Surgeries

Surgeons 3D Print Models of Children’s Brains for Intensive Pediatric Surgeries

While most of us have either been the patient undergoing a surgical procedure or a loved one waiting and worrying, few of us have had to be on the other side as the trained surgeon, who often bears the responsibility of performing numerous delicate procedures with lives in his hands on a daily basis. Many […]

While most of us have either been the patient undergoing a surgical procedure or a loved one waiting and worrying, few of us have had to be on the other side as the trained surgeon, who often bears the responsibility of performing numerous delicate procedures with...
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