spinal surgery

Medtronic to Acquire French Spinal Surgery Maker Medicrea, Strengthening 3D Printed Implants

As part of medical device maker Medtronic‘s push toward a fully integrated solution for surgical planning, the company announced its intent to acquire Medicrea, a French pioneer in innovative surgical…

Mayo Clinic Creates Free 3D Printed Spine Surgery Simulator for Medical Training

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has demanded an unprecedented response from healthcare systems around the world. And to overcome the visible impact caused by the disease, the medical field is heavily…

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…

Ping the Paralyzed Puppy Walks Again, Thanks to 3D Printed Surgical Guides

Call me sentimental, but I am a sucker for a good story where 3D printing is used to help an animal get back on its feet, especially when the animal…

3D Printing in Korea: Researchers Refining Spinal Surgery Instruments & Models

Researchers from Seoul, Korea have tried to refine spine surgery instruments via 3D printing, outlining their work in the recently published ‘3D Printer Application for Endoscope-Assisted Spine Surgery Instrument Development:…

Mayo Clinic is Using 3D Printing to Teach the Next Generation of Spine Surgeons

Resident life is hard. After years of living, studying, and breathing medicine, they are finally one step closer to officially being able to practice. Medical residencies can take three years…

Indonesian Researchers 4D Print Spacers for Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (MI-TLIF)

Researchers at Universitas Indonesia are investigating the potential of 4D printed spacers for spinal surgeries, outlining their recent, published findings in ‘Modelling the shape memory properties of 4D printed polylactic…

Breakthrough 3D Printed Neural Scaffold Could Help Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries Regain Some Functions

Right now, 285,000 people in the US suffer from spinal cord injuries, with roughly 17,000 new injuries each year. 3D printed spinal implants have been shown to help patients recover more…

Patient-Specific 3D Printed Spinal Solutions by Anatomics

Australian medical device company Anatomics has a very prolific 3D printing portfolio in the healthcare industry, from assisting with a 3D printed heel bone to 3D printing the first titanium sternum…

3D Printing News Briefs: November 28, 2017

We’re starting out with some health and business news in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to 3D modeling and some commercial 3D printed shoes. The…

First Robotic Spinal Surgery in France Helps Little Boy with Severe Scoliosis Sit Up Straight

If you thought an autonomous robot dentist implanting 3D printed teeth into a patient’s mouth was astoundingly innovative and maybe a little scary, buckle your seat belt – for the…

3D Printed Vertebrae Models that Simulate Human Bone Used to Train Spinal Surgeons

Bone grafts have long been used to help patients suffering from broken or damaged bones heal, and implants, or scaffolds, are used to surgically hold all of the damaged fragments…

3D Systems Announces the Release of Its Latest 3D Virtual Reality Training Module: The Simbionix SPINE Mentor

Three years ago, 3D Systems, a leader in 3D printed healthcare solutions, joined the world of virtual reality when it acquired Simbionix, a 3D VR surgical simulation and training company, and…

K2M Group Holdings Introduces Comprehensive Balance ACS Platform, Enters Development and Supply Agreements With 3D Systems

When last we wrote about global medical device company K2M Group Holdings, a leader in minimally invasive solutions for complex spinal issues, it had received FDA 510(k) clearances for its…

For the First Time in India, 3D Printed Titanium Vertebrae Restore a Woman’s Damaged Spine

Most people know tuberculosis as a disease of the lungs, but that’s not always the case. For a 32-year-old woman in India, the disease manifested in her spine – in…

3D Systems Healthcare Solutions Aid in Sled Hockey Champion’s Spinal Surgery

One field that has benefited more than any from the emergence of 3D printing is the medical industry. Whether it be surgical preparation, assistive devices, or bioprinting with stem cells,…

Chinese Surgeons Use 3D Printing to Aid in Intricate Spinal Surgery

It is becoming increasingly common to see 3D printed models serve as part of the surgeon’s preparatory tool kit. This week, surgeons at Fujian Medical University’s affiliated hospital were aided…

Chinese Surgeons 3D Print a Spine Replica to Help with Incredibly Delicate Surgery

Every day it seems like another incredible medical application for 3D printing emerges. Whether it’s affordable customizable prosthetic devices, the actual printing of biological material, or the numerous surgeries that are…

3D Printing Aids Spinal Surgery in Brazil to Remove Huge Tumor & 5 Vertebrae From 12 Year-Old Girl

If you go back just 2 years, it was almost unheard of to see media coverage of 3D printing technology coming to the aid of doctors in the operating room….

French Doctor Implants 3D-Printed Spine Cage to Perform Spinal Fusion Surgery

A surgeon in Lyon, France performed the world’s first spinal-fusion surgery recently. Dr. Vincent Fiere performed the surgery at the Hospital Jean Mermoz using customized, 3D-printed spine cages. Fiere performed…