Improving Workflow & Patient Care in Orthopaedics

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.

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.

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.

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.

Saving a Six-Year-Old Cancer Patient’s Knee

Solutions: Surgical Guides

Removing Helena’s tumor was complicated because of the tumor’s proximity to her knee joint. A standard procedure with a 3cm margin would have likely have required an amputation. Here’s how Dr. Gwen Sys managed to save Helena’s knee joint, with the help of 3D Printing.

Mimics® Innovation Suite Supports Paula Radcliffe’s Comeback

Solutions: 3-matic, Mimics, Mimics Innovation Suite, RS Print

World-record-holder Paula Radcliffe ran her first race in two years, in preparation for the London Marathon, thanks to RS Print’s 3D-printed dynamic custom insoles designed specifically for her anatomy and dynamic gait analysis.

The Human Body As a Mini Power Plant

Solutions: Mammoth Stereolithography

In terms of energy, we often see the human body as a consumer. But what if we thought about people not only as energy eaters, but also as energy generators? At Energeticon, a permanent exhibition on energy development in Alsdorf, Germany, you can actually see the human body as a mini power plant.

Reconstructing Maria’s Face and Future

Solutions: Mimics Innovation Suite

Getting mugged at gunpoint is a frightening experience we all hope to avoid. Having your personal possessions taken is hard enough, but it’s nothing compared to the psychological and often even physical damage. Maria*, a young mother from Venezuela experienced just this when she was shot in the eye while being robbed.

3D Printing Belgium’s First Face Transplant

Solutions: Preoperational Planning, ProPlan CMF

A surgical team* led by Prof. Pillip Bondeel at the University Hospital of Ghent successfully performed Belgium’s first full face transplant thanks to patient-specific planning and 3D Printing.

NewBorn Heart Rate Sensor: 3D Printing to Reduce Infant Mortality

Solutions: Stereolithography, Vacuum Casting

A baby’s breathing needs to be watched closely after birth but traditional methods make continuous monitoring difficult. Laerdal Medical called on Materialise to help create a life-saving solution.