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Collaborative Research to Develop Custom, 3D Printed Nitinol Stents for Children

The use of stents for treating children with congenital heart disease is challenging. This is one of the reasons why the annual number of stent procedures in these cases remains…

Print My Part Uses 3D Printing to Help Premature Babies Develop Vision

According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 15 million babies are born prematurely every year. Of these babies, one in 20 is likely to be born blind or with…

3D Printed Simulator Could Help Surgeons Prepare for a Rare and Complex Pediatric Surgery

Premature infants can be afflicted with all sorts of life-threatening conditions; one of those is esophageal atresia, where the esophagus does not connect to the stomach. Instead, the upper esophagus…

3D Printed Model Allows Doctors and Parents to Prepare for Baby’s Medical Issues Before Birth

When Charlotte Massey was born, she had a whole list of problems, including a partially formed spine with a missing thoracic vertebrae. She had only three of the twelve ribs…

Five Children Receive Ear Implants Made From Their Own Cells, Thanks to 3D Printed Molds and Scaffolds

Unilateral microtia is a congenital deformity that impacts the function and shape of the ear, and according to the Stanford Ear Institute, it’s estimated to occur in roughly one out of every…

TU/e Researchers Develop Expandable, Biodegradable 3D Printed Stents for Pediatric Patients

Every year, about 280,000 patients around the world undergo heart valve surgery, and the number of patients requiring heart valve replacement is expected to triple by 2050. Many of those…

3D Printed Heart Model Helps Cardiologist at the Heart Institute at CHLA to Create Special Stent for a Toddler

It’s almost time for Valentine’s Day, that holiday of endless hearts and flowers and even some 3D printable gifts. But February 14th is not just Valentine’s Day: it’s also the…

3D Tech Eases Children’s Fears, Streamlines the Process During Ear Implant Procedure

Undergoing even a routine medical procedure can be unnerving, no matter your age. But for children, whose understanding of rules and confidence in strangers is just developing, it can be…

Violet’s Journey: 3D Printing Prepares Surgeons to Address Toddler’s Facial Surgery

Prior to her birth, Violet’s parents learned that she had a rare craniofacial anomaly called frontal nasal dysplasia. When these parents-to-be, Alicia and Matt, turned to their doctors for guidance,…

Training Pediatric Surgeons Using 3D Printed Rib Cages

One of the difficulties of training new entrants into the medical field is the leap from text knowledge to hands on care. One of the ways to approach that transition…

Materialise and Belgium Specialist Return Full Functionality to Boy’s Arm Using 3D Printed Implants

A young boy in Belgium has the use of his forearm back thanks to the recent alliance between hand-specialist Dr. Frederik Verstreken, and Materialise, a corporate pioneer in the medical applications…