3d printing in surgery

Russian Research Yields New Insight Into 3D Printed Titanium Implants for Mandibular Reconstruction

Russian researchers are experimenting with titanium implants meant to promote the reconstruction of the jaw after surgery, outlining their study in the recently published ‘Experimental Biointegration of a Titanium Implant…

3D Printing Patient-Specific Anatomical Models In Hospitals Helps Doctors and Patients

As we know, 3D printing can help to significantly improve procedures in the medical industry, specifically within hospitals. More and more, we are seeing hospitals around the world implement 3D…

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…

Bridging 3D Printing Talent and Technology with New Additive Design in Surgical Solutions Centre

If we learned anything from last week’s Materialise World Summit, it’s that working together is the key to innovation and growth in the additive manufacturing world. In this spirit, the…

3D Printing News Briefs: March 31, 2017

Happy Friday! In today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re starting with business in the front and medical 3D printing in the back, with the Women Startup Challenge Europe…

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…

3D Printing and Advanced Technology Should Cut Back on Perceived Need to Travel Abroad for Medical Care

There have been many exciting innovations in medical 3D printing, most notably in surgery. One place that’s embracing the many groundbreaking applications of 3D printing is the United Arab Emirates (UAE):…

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…

How One Company is Defeating Obesity with 3D Printing-Based Bariatric Procedures

BioSculpture Technology, a company led by New York Downtown Hospitals and the Presbyterian New York affiliated plastic surgeon Robert Cucin, recently revealed that the 3D printing technology has allowed the…

3D Printed EndoLif Fusion Implant for Spinal Surgeries Receives FDA Approval

If you were to read our site on a consistent basis, you would begin to think that China was leading the way in 3D printed medical breakthroughs. This is simply…

Repairing Orbital Eye Socket Fractures with 3D Printed Molds

An orbital fracture is a traumatic injury to the bone of the eye socket, usually occurring as a result of blunt force trauma to the area surrounding the eye. Orbital…

3D Systems Introduces Simbionix ARTHRO Mentor Training Modules for Hip & Knee Procedures

The term arthroscopy means, quite literally from the Greek translation, to look within the joint. With this being the goal for surgeons throughout the years specializing in the field of…

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…

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 Printed Spacer Could Improve Hip Replacement Surgery

Every year, around a million people worldwide undergo a hip replacement operation and most patients experience significant relief from pain and improved quality of life from the procedure. Half of…

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…

Surgeon in India Uses a 3D Printed Surgical Tool to Repair a 16 Year Old’s Broken Hip

2014 brought us a lot of inspirational stories from within the medical field, thanks to 3D printing. We have seen the technology make previously inoperable surgeries possible, and we have…

3D Printed Models by Osteo3d Help Surgeons Remove Tumors From Indian Man’s Jaw

With innovations like 3D printed surgical models from Osteo3d, patients can have a return to a quality of life they may have given up on or never knew at all, as…

3D Printing Changing the Face of Full Facial Transplant Surgeries

Use your head. It’s a phrase we’ve heard all our lives — and often good advice. Now, scientists are taking this advice quite literally, in 3D printing models of patients’…

Chinese Man Receives a 3D Printed Elbow Joint After Suffering a Major Work Injury

“Look at my arm, it can stretch up to here, a few months ago, I needed to hold my left arm everyday, because there was no elbow joint.” – 20-year-old…

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…