Over the past few years the number of 3D printers used by medical professionals has been skyrocketing, but in the majority of cases they seem to be used for little more than excellent surgical models for prepping operations. However, a case from Virginia serves as a reminder that the technology can already make significant impact as an implant manufacturing tool. Ruth Smith-Leigh definitely agrees, as her leg was saved thanks to the help of a 3D printed implant. After suffering a terrible injury in a car crash, she was told her leg needed to be amputated. Fortunately, a 3D printed alternative instead enables her to continue to walk.
Broken bones can be immensely painful and debilitating.Broken bones account for over 6.8 million medical treatments each year at various hospitals, emergency rooms and doctor’s offices across the United States. Most minor fractures can be […]
The medical and healthcare sectors are in the midst of rapid change, and it can be difficult to see which new technologies will have a long-lasting impact. Ideally, the future of healthcare will balance innovative […]
CB Insights – As medical device companies gain traction, large corporates such as Medtronic, Boston Scientific, and Teleflex are competing in the race to acquire private medical device startups targeting neurosurgery, orthopedics, and cardiology, among other areas. […]