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…

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