Bloomberg – The hip bone’s connected to the thigh bone, and they’ll both be made by 3D printers.
U.S. News – These days, 3-D printing can be used to make just about anything – from guns to eyeglasses. In place of the ink used by their 2-D counterparts, 3-D printers take materials ranging from plastics and ceramics to metals and, layer by layer, create three-dimensional objects based on digital files.
Ian McDermott is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Founder of London Sports Orthopaedics. Ian was the youngest Elected Council Member and Trustee in the history
Healthcare is rapidly changing and by this, I mean that the technology of delivery and care is advancing faster than the providers, the insurers and
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
Human innovation continues to push forward in so many directions. In all walks of science, researchers are achieving new “firsts” in the pursuit of a better
Bone cancer often means amputation for patients. If they are lucky, surgeons can remove the tumour and insert a prosthesis into the cavity that contained
Betty and her husband were about to leave on their annual holiday to Spain when they heard the bad news: her husband was terminally ill.
The recent announcement that GE is acquiring a controlling stake in Arcam will have a profound impact on the additive manufacturing (AM) titanium sector. Arcam
The healthcare system remains something of a mess, riddled with inefficiencies and burdened by the industry’s historic aversion to change. Yet, for the first time
German patient Inge W. had been afflicted with a hip malformation since her birth. Due to an extensive number of intense surgeries and revisions throughout
Five years ago, Ricardo Veiga broke his tibia in a motorcycle accident. While he was experiencing the drawbacks of the ubiquitous plaster cast, he decided
The concept seems like magic—a few strokes of a printer and a prescription medication or a customized medical device is available at your fingertips. Yet
Zimmer Biomet launched a new total knee implant, the first of its kind to incorporate two polyethylene bearings on the medial and lateral sides of
Healthcare is one of the industries to most dramatically see changes occur due to the use of 3D printing technology. In fact, market research firm
Every year, some six million people in the United States break a bone, and many of these injuries are cloaked with a heavy sheath of fiberglass
The applications for 3D printing in the medical industry highlight the technology’s transformative power more clearly than those in other industries while promising to impact
Board certified orthopaedic surgeon Gregory M. Martin, MD performs more total knee replacements than any other operation at his Boynton Beach, Florida, practice. Over the
As things stand, implants are generally made from titanium, but this is a new level of treatment that could give patients a new lease of
The Third Military Medical University of Southwest Hospital in China announced that its orthopedic sports medicine center has completed the country’s first fully 3D printed