Furthering Orthopaedic Research through Enhanced Remeshing

Solutions: FEA

A growing number of patients has undergone both a total hip and a total knee replacement in the same leg. Researchers at the Biomechanics section of the University of Leuven wanted to understand whether the distance between the hip and knee implants — the ‘interprosthetic gap’ — would influence the femoral strength. This required a robust workflow for creating accurate finite element models. Using the Materialise Mimics Innovation Suite allowed the researchers to generate accurate surface and volume meshes based on medical image data.

AM Simulation: A Guide to the Best Part Orientation and Support Configuration

Solutions: FEA, Magics, Magics 3D Print Suite, Metal 3D Printing

In this case study, we investigate different part-support configurations of a patient-specific CMF implant, and determine which configuration is most suitable for the AM process. We do this by simulating deformations via inherent strain method and comparing the final deformations of the parts after support removal. 

Digitally Planning A Valgus Osteotomy For Femoral Neck Fracture Non-Union

Solutions: OrthoView

A 43 year-old female runner suffered a displaced right femoral neck stress fracture that failed to heal with conservative treatment. She was treated at an outside hospital with percutaneous reduction and internal fixation.

Improving Workflow & Patient Care in Orthopaedics

Solutions: OrthoView

Dr. Mehta is an enthusiastic advocate of digital pre-operative planning and has selected OrthoView software as the solution for his division. Here he explains how his division will benefit from using OrthoView for planning and templating procedures.

THA Revision Required to Correct Excessive Offset – Mr. Grant Shaw, Orthopaedic Surgeon

Solutions: OrthoView

This total hip arthroplasty (THA) revision case presented by Mr. Grant Shaw is part of our “Plan to Know” with Orthopaedic Digital Templating Case Study Series, in which orthopaedic surgeons describe cases in which digital pre-operative did or would have enabled better preparation for the OR. To access this case study in PDF format, click here.

Saving a newborn with the support of 3D Printing

Solutions: 3-matic, Mimics Innovation Suite

Finding out that you are going to have a baby may be one of the happiest days of your life. Sadly for one family in New York, the joy quickly turned to fear and uncertainty when they found out their baby would be born with a complex form of congenital heart disease.

Reduce Time to Market and Optimize Orthopaedic Plate Design with CT Scan Data

Solutions: Mimics Innovation Suite

Standard orthopaedic plating systems don’t always match a patient’s anatomy. Prof. Dr. Stockmans used the Mimics Innovation Suite to optimize the design of a hand plating system for an optimal fit through virtual design iterations.

Groundbreaking 3D Printed Splint Restores a Baby’s Breathing

Solutions: Mimics, Mimics Innovation Suite

A novel bioresorbable splint restored a collapsed bronchus in baby with severe tracheobronchomalacia, allowing him to breathe again and giving his airway the support it needed to grow healthily.

3D-Printed Heart Model Helps 16-Year-Old Heart Tumor Patient

It’s devastating news when you find out that your grandchild was born with a heart tumor. This was the news that Christine White heard when her grandson, Bradley, was only three.

The World’s First Dynamic Printed Insoles

Solutions: 3-matic, Certified Additive Manufacturing, Robot, Streamics

Imagine having shoes that not only fit perfectly for your feet, but even for the way you move, step and run. And imagine that to find these shoes, all you had to do was walk or run on a scanner for a few moments — and wait a few days for 3D-printed insoles adapted to the exact shape of your feet.

Optimal Device Fit for PPVI in Wide RVOT Anatomies

At the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre in Saudi Arabia, Dr. Mansour AlJufan and his team are treating patients with structural and congenital heart defects. Dr. AlJufan recognized early on that 3D-printed models of a patient’s anatomy could greatly assist in planning complex interventional procedures.

Jaw Reconstruction and 3D Planning for Orthognathic Surgery

Doctors at King’s College Hospital, London, planned a 3D bimaxillary orthognathic surgery to design a 3D-printed, patient-specific, titanium mandibular plate to restore a patient's facial symmetry and function.