3d printed surgical tools

Microfabrica and US Endoscopy Partner to Create a Tiny 3D Printed Weapon in the Huge Battle Against Pancreatic Cancer

Microfabrica and US Endoscopy Partner to Create a Tiny 3D Printed Weapon in the Huge Battle Against Pancreatic Cancer

Any cancer diagnosis is frightening, but pancreatic cancer is especially so. It’s more difficult to treat than other types of cancers, as it spreads rapidly and is rarely detected until it’s in an advanced stage. According to the American Cancer Society, the one-year relative survival rate for pancreatic cancer is 20%, while the five-year rate […]

Any cancer diagnosis is frightening, but pancreatic cancer is especially so. It’s more difficult to treat than other types of cancers, as it spreads rapidly and is rarely detected until it’s in an advanced stage. According to the American Cancer Society,...
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...
Spanish Surgeons Use Patient-Specific 3D Printed Surgical Instruments

Spanish Surgeons Use Patient-Specific 3D Printed Surgical Instruments

Surgeons tend to be on the cutting edge all around, pun intended. With lives held in their very hands as they perform procedures from the most routine to those that have never been attempted, doctors are usually given every tool possible to see that they are successful. And in the past few years, 3D printing […]

Surgeons tend to be on the cutting edge all around, pun intended. With lives held in their very hands as they perform procedures from the most routine to those that have never been attempted, doctors are usually given every tool possible to see that they are...
Researchers Use Origami to Design Tiny 3D Printed Surgical Instruments

Researchers Use Origami to Design Tiny 3D Printed Surgical Instruments

When I was in elementary school, I read a book called Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, which tells the true story of a young Japanese girl who contracted leukemia from the radiation left by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. According to a Japanese legend, anyone who manages to make 1,000 origami cranes will be […]

When I was in elementary school, I read a book called Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, which tells the true story of a young Japanese girl who contracted leukemia from the radiation left by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. According to a Japanese legend,...
Orthopedic Surgeon Develops Game-Changing 3D Printed Tool for ACL Surgeries

Orthopedic Surgeon Develops Game-Changing 3D Printed Tool for ACL Surgeries

“Not the ACL again.” I’ve said and heard this sentence many times as a lifelong baseball fan, whenever a vital player would be sent to the disabled list with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. One of the most important ligaments in the knee, a torn ACL is a major setback for any athlete, as it’s […]

“Not the ACL again.” I’ve said and heard this sentence many times as a lifelong baseball fan, whenever a vital player would be sent to the disabled list with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. One of the most important ligaments in the knee, a torn...
MedShape Receives FDA Clearance for 3D Printed Bone Tether Plate Which Repairs Foot Deformity

MedShape Receives FDA Clearance for 3D Printed Bone Tether Plate Which Repairs Foot Deformity

Hallux Valgus deformity, or as it’s more commonly known – a bunion – can be a debilitating foot ailment. It affects 23% of people age 18-65 each year, and it’s both painful and inconvenient to sufferers.  To repair it, doctors have in the past had surgical options like fusing the first metatarsal or fusing the […]

Hallux Valgus deformity, or as it’s more commonly known – a bunion – can be a debilitating foot ailment. It affects 23% of people age 18-65 each year, and it’s both painful and inconvenient to sufferers.  To repair it, doctors have in the past had...
DragonFlex -- A New 3D Printed Medical Device for Complex Procedures

DragonFlex -- A New 3D Printed Medical Device for Complex Procedures

Biomechanical engineer Filip Jelínek of the Austrian Center for Medical Innovation and Technology has developed prototypes for a medical device which use 3D design and printing which is likely to change how doctors analyze and remove cancerous tissues and perform what are known as “keyhole” operations. The tool is meant to be minimally invasive, and […]

Biomechanical engineer Filip Jelínek of the Austrian Center for Medical Innovation and Technology has developed prototypes for a medical device which use 3D design and printing which is likely to change how doctors analyze and remove cancerous tissues and perform what...

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