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Another Patient’s Life Saved by 3D Printing: Model of Brain Aneurysm Lets Surgeons Prepare for Delicate Procedure

Teresa Flint knew something was wrong when she began getting severe headaches accompanied by vision loss. The mother of three was referred to Kaleida Health’s Gates Vascular Institute, where she…

World’s Most Complex Face Transplant Operation Made Possible with 3D Modeling & 3D Printing

Fourteen years ago, 27-year-old volunteer firefighter Patrick Hardison responded with his colleagues to a call for the Senatobia Fire Department in northwest Mississippi. Inside a burning mobile home on September 5,…

Doctors in Australia’s Peninsula Health Hospital System are Bringing 3D Printing to the Bedside

There have been a lot of news stories lately about advanced 3D modeling software and 3D printing technology being used to aid doctors with surgical pre-planning or to help them…

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…

3D Printed Surgical Models Just Got More Realistic Thanks to Fractured FX and Boston Children’s Hospital

I went to a tiny liberal arts college in the middle of nowhere, with no bars within walking distance, so that meant that a lot of time was spent in…

First Realistic Brain Model 3D Printed to Aid with Surgical Procedure

A surgical procedure called Deep Brain Stimulation involves inserting electrodes into a patient’s brain to relieve symptoms related to conditions like Parkinson’s, tremors, extreme OCD or some varieties of chronic…

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…

Cosmetic Surgery Prep Using 3D Systems’ 3D Printed Models Causes Paradigm Shift

3D printing is merging with such a variety of applications these days it’s dizzying. Recently, 3D Systems announced it is partnering with a New York-based start-up, led by Dr. Carrie Stern, called…

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…

3D Systems & Cardiologists Help Toddler Breathe Easier Thanks to 3D Printed Heart Model

The complexities and impacts 3D printing is making on the world are myriad. We report on so many amazing companies and innovations that are, indeed, changing the world and processes…

Complex Surgery to Separate Conjoined 10-Month-Old Twins Aided by Detailed 3D Printed Medical Model

I’ve always been fairly close with my family — including three older sisters — but I’d never say that we were attached at the hip. For some, though, that is…

Hong Kong Medical Study Reveals Great Success Using 3D Printing to Help in Reversing Bowed Legs

Babies and toddlers usually exhibit a rather bow-legged look until several years of age, and then as they develop, it dissipates and altogether disappears. In some cases, however, the condition…

A Little Girl in Miami Saved Thanks to 3D Printed Heart Model

On average, an adult human heart beats 72 times a minute, 100,000 times a day, and 2.5 billion times during the normal lifespan. A healthy heart moves 2,000 gallons of…

Not Your Grandfather’s Trepanning – 3D Printing Makes Complex Facial and Skull Surgeries More Effective

Trepanning was once the front line treatment for various ailments from seizures to skull fractures to brain disorders.  It was pretty grisly stuff, but the work of scientists and medical…