3D Printing

Groundbreaking Surgery for Jaw Reconstruction

(Materialise) – Newcastle United football fan Tommy Innes has recently undergone reconstructive cranio-maxillofacial (CMF) surgery to remove a tumor from his lower jaw. The 10-hour long procedure took place at The Newcastle Royal Victory Infirmary (RVI), where Tommy works as an NHS electrician. […]

Arthritis

What I Wish I’d Known About My Knees

New York Times – Many of the procedures people undergo to counter chronic knee pain in the hopes of avoiding a knee replacement have limited or no evidence to support them. Some enrich the pockets of medical practitioners while rarely benefiting patients for more than a few months. […]

3D Printing

First 3D Expandable Interbody System Cleared by FDA

Orthopedics This Week – K2M Group Holdings, Inc. stakes claim to be the first leading spine company to market a 3D-printed titanium interbody device. Now the company is adding to its portfolio after receiving 510(k) clearance for its MOJAVE PL 3D Expandable Interbody System. […]

Arthritis

Should You Go Home After a Hip or Knee Replacement?

Next Avenue – When Karen Lootens Chantry had her arthritic right hip replaced five years ago, at 67, she heeded her surgeon’s advice to recuperate at a well-regarded rehabilitation center. But rehab didn’t go so smoothly, recalls the clinical psychologist, who is now 72 and still practicing. […]