surgery

Children’s Hospital in Argentina Finally Gets 3D Printed Presurgical Models

For the first time, a presurgical technique using 3D printing was used on four children suffering from congenital heart disease (CHD), holding promise for future developments. The idea was proposed…

Pediatric Surgeon 3D Prints Aortic Valve Repair Testing Device

Nations around the world are taking steps to prevent heart disease, with both advice and legislation to promote healthy eating habits, annual check-ups, and even antismoking laws and regulations. But…

3D Technologies a Vital Component of First Face Transplant Procedure in Belgium

Despite the fact that the 1997 movie Face Off made the transferring of a face from one person to another look as simple as going to the dentist for a…

Stratasys 3D Printing Advances Maxillofacial Surgery at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

As humans, our faces are very important to us. I’m not talking about in a physical sense, although that is certainly true as well, but in terms of how they…

Building Surgical Skills with 3D Printed Practice at University of Michigan Medical School

As with any profession that has immediate, real life consequences that are starkly set out in terms of life and death, the more practice that a surgeon can get before…

3D Printing Helps a Man Grow a New Ear on His Arm

You’ve probably heard the phrase “the walls have ears” but what you may not have heard is that in a hospital room in China, a man’s arm has ears too….

Renishaw Helps to Create 3D Printed Orbital Implant for Complex Surgery in Nepal

When a deadly, 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal in April of 2015, killing thousands of people, the 3D printing community jumped right in to offer assistance, from a 3D printable…

3D Printed Model Provides Assistance in Young Boy’s Complex Heart Surgery

When Katrina Bradley went to her doctor for an ultrasound, she was four months pregnant with her second child. Unfortunately, it was during that ultrasound that she learned that her baby…

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…

The UAE is Changing Surgery by Embracing High Tech Like 3D Printing and Robotics

The United Arab Emirates has made no secret of its fascination with the possibilities presented through advanced technologies. The support provided by the government for exploration and innovation has regularly…

Healthcare Technology Firm axial3D Responds to Surge in Demand for 3D Printed Medical Models and Opens New Facility in Belfast

It’s one thing for surgeons and doctors to prepare for medical procedures by studying up ahead of time by reading books and studies and articles, or maybe watching videos of…

Using Virtual Reality to Travel Inside the Human Brain

It’s hard not to be fascinated by virtual reality. The fantasy of being able to immerse yourself in a nonexistent environment and navigate as if you are part of it…

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…

Surgeons in India Embrace 3D Technology

In just the last month, 22 surgeries have been conducted in the the Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Hospital in Jaipur, India that have relied upon advanced 3D technology to aid…

3D Systems Partners with Intuitive Surgical and FRGS to Create Training Modules for Robotic Hysterectomies

Hysterectomies can be traumatic for a woman, but the fact is that nearly 433,000 of them are performed in the United States each year, making them the second most common surgical…

Surgeons Create 3D Printed Custom Implant to Restore Pelvis after Resection

After experiencing left hip pain for over a year, a 65-year-old patient, Mr. “Smith,” was scheduled to undergo an operation to a pelvic tumor and thereafter reconstruct the area affected…

Heart Transplant Surgery Performed With Help of Color Coded 3D Printed Model

There comes a day in everyone’s life when they realize that the human heart bears no resemblance to that double lobed drawing that shows up on Valentine’s Day cards and cheap…

3D Printing Gives This Chinese Woman a ‘Perfect Chin’

We have really begun to see the use of 3D printing take off within operating rooms and hospitals in China. From listing and reading all of the media reports, it…

Surgeons 3D Print a Copy of a Woman’s Tibia to Straighten Her Severely Deformed Leg

We’ve seen heartwarming stories of 3D printing coming to the aid of medical professionals around the globe, by providing tools for success, in surgeries which would not have even been…

3D Systems Announces First Virtual Reality Robotic Prostatectomy Training and Soft Tissue Model

You might have thought that you could skip this year’s Annual Meeting for the American Urological Association, taking place in New Orleans on May 15 – 19, but if you…

Cranioplasty Welcomes 3D Printed Molds for Reconstructive Surgery in Russia

Cranioplasty is the art and science of repairing defects or deformity in the skull. The reasons to perform this type of delicate surgery range from traumatic injuries to surgeries to…

3D Printed Models Aid Microvascular Surgery

In many societies (barring possibly societies in which women are veiled), your face is your passport to everyday interactions with others and, as such, features prominently in the creation of…

3D Printed Teeth on the Form 1+ Help Dentists and Patients Prepare for Dental Procedures

When it comes to performing surgery that will affect people’s looks, especially in an area as small and crowded as the inside of the mouth, people need some reassurance of…

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…