The benefit of patient-specific anatomy models lies primarily in the precise planning of complex medical procedures. This allows the surgeon to adapt implants and medical instruments to each unique situation. In addition, the communication with colleagues and patients is facilitated by an individual model. The use of these models contributes significantly to the better planning of surgeries, helps to shorten the duration of the operation and minimizes the burden on the patient. Economically, it supports to manage operations effectively and helps to avoid complications and follow-up procedures. As a result, it shortens hospital stays, and even amortizes the costs of the models.
The discomfort and stigma of loose or missing teeth could be a thing of the past as Griffith University researchers pioneer the use of 3D bioprinting to replace missing teeth and bone. The three-year study, […]
Modern medicine is rife with applications of 3D printing technologies. California-based Spinal Elements has developed a method for custom 3D printed surgical aids, and making pins out of medical grade PEKK and metals such as titanium are […]
For several years, surgical robots in the medical device space were limited to giant arms that surgeons could control remotely. Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci robot has been used for gynecological procedures since 2005, and surgery […]