3D Printed Models for Training & Planning of Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery

A small gland (about the size of a small bean) located at the base of the skull, the pituitary secretes hormones and regulates the other major organs. Also known as…

Using Symmetry and 3D Printed Medical Models to Repair Bone Fractures

In a new study, a team of researchers from China compared the clinical outcomes of treating isolated acetabular (concave surface of the pelvis) fractures with traditional 3D-printed planning models and…

Comparing 3D-Printed and Traditional Guide Plates for Placing Orthodontic Brackets

The most important part of orthodontic treatment is the correct positioning and bonding of the brackets. Direct bonding is less accurate and often takes longer due to saliva and inaccessible…

Dental Students Compare Conventional and 3D Printed Surgical Training Models

There are few things I hate more than going to the dentist. That’s why I’m always glad to hear stories of dental students using 3D printed training models to learn…

China: 3D Printed Vertebral Body Used to Reconstruct Upper Cervical Spine of 9 Patients

Primary osseous spinal tumors make up roughly 5% of all primary bone tumors, and reconstruction is required to restore the spine’s integrity and stability. However, it’s hard to reconstruct this…

Researchers Evaluate Feasibility of Closing Multiple Atrial Septal Defects Guided by 3D Printed Model

We’ve often seen physicians use 3D printed heart models to help during surgeries, but a group of researchers from China published a paper on using them to help with an…

3D Modeling & 3D Printing Can Improve THA Diagnosis, Classification, & Surgical Planning

The Electronic Presentation Online System, or EPOS, is the European Society of Radiology‘s electronic database for scientific exhibits. A group of researchers published in EPOS about their work using 3D…

Researchers Develop Workflow for Repeatable Fabrication of PMMA Craniofacial Implants

While 3D printed patient-specific implants (PSIs) are helpful in craniofacial surgeries, it’s not always a practical option due to high costs and, as a research team from Switzerland’s University Hospital…

Chinese Researchers 3D Print Peripheral Nerves for Complex Study Using Enhanced Staining

Researchers are using 3D printing for nerve reconstruction, learning more about how nerves work both functionally and internally in a peripheral capacity. They outlined their methods and results in the…

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