How 3D Printing Helped Surgeons Save 5-Year-Old Daria’s Leg

Anna Fischer
November 29, 2018

When Daria, a five-year-old German girl who loves to dance, was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in her right leg, the fight started to save her limb. But because this rare malignant bone tumor was so large, extending almost to the distal femur, removing it while retaining enough bone to allow her to walk normally again required complex, precision surgery. Thankfully, her surgeons had some trusted high-tech helpers to call upon.

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3 Ways Virtual Reality Can Supplement Your Medical 3D Printing Activities (And 3 Ways It Won’t)

Radhika Dhuru, An Selschotter
November 20, 2018

VR tools have taken the gaming world by storm, but an application that keenly interests Materialise is the potential of virtual reality for multidisciplinary collaboration and education. For medical training, visualization in virtual reality could serve as the perfect supplement to 3D printing. Here are three benefits VR/AR setups can bring to a hospital’s training program, and three pitfalls to watch out for.

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How Hospitals Can Benefit from Digital Orthopaedic Planning

An Selschotter
October 17, 2018

Preoperative planning and templating enables orthopaedic surgeons to prepare for joint replacement surgery, limit the risk of intraoperative complications, and improve patient communication. These advantages translate into direct benefits for the hospital as well, ranging from more efficient implant stock management to a significant reduction in complications and complaints. Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Ross Barker (United Kingdom) explains why the hospital benefits as well when he uses Materialise OrthoView to digitally plan orthopaedic cases.

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3D Printing in Medicine Course: The Lectures You Should Not Miss

Marta Sambaer
September 27, 2018

This June, Materialise hosted a 3D Printing in Medicine Course. Tune in to this unmissable lecture series featuring firsthand surgeon insights on how different medical specializations are using 3D Printing today, from the cardiovascular field to orthopedics.

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A Day in the Life of a Materialise Medical Application Engineer

Stephanie Benoit
September 11, 2018

What’s it like to be one of our Medical Application Engineers? In fact, what does that even mean? Materialise Medical spearheads our innovations in Medical 3D Printing, which include software that allows its users to visualize the anatomy of their patients in 3D, create customized 3D-printed patient guides – and even customized 3D-printed titanium implants! Our Medical Application Engineers come in many shapes and forms, and no two days look the same for them. We took a closer look at a normal day for Xavier Mottart, an application engineer for hip and shoulder implants and oncology cases, and Ines Da Silva, team leader of the medical sales application engineering team.

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5 Quick Tips to Improve Your Medical Image Segmentation Process

Sjoerd Kolk
August 28, 2018

In today’s blogpost we want to give you five quick tips to improve your segmentation process with Materialise Mimics Innovation Suite 21. After all, it’s the first and often the most important part of your workflow!

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How to 3D Print Multicolored Models with Formlabs SLA

Marta Sambaer
August 01, 2018

Multicolored 3D-printed anatomical models allow for an easier differentiation between tissues compared to models printed in only one color. Here is an outline of how you can achieve multicolored 3D-printed anatomical models by just using transparent resin.

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In-house 3D Printing at Mayo Clinic: the highlights

Marta Sambaer
July 11, 2018

Jonathan M. Morris, M.D is a neuroradiologist at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, U.S. and has been using 3D Printing for 16 years. At the Materialise World Summit, we had the pleasure of watching Dr. Morris give a breathtaking keynote presentation. He captured the audience with stories of his own experience with Medical 3D Printing and 3D visualization, and what's been done since the lab's implementation at Mayo Clinic over the past eight years.

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Increased Efficiency and Less Invasive Surgery with Patient-Specific Knee Guides

Marta Sambaer
June 27, 2018

Picture this. It’s morning. A patient walks in a clinic, experiencing knee pain at every step. That same day, the same patient walks home, without the pain from before. The patient just had a total knee replacement operation.

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Why Preoperative 3D Planning Tools Will Replace Conventional Imaging Tools

Valerie Vervueren
June 20, 2018

Orthopaedica Belgica hosted orthopedics experts and 600+ participants at their yearly event in Brussels not so long ago. It featured an entire morning session on pre-operative templating in total shoulder arthroplasty. Here are highlights from presentations that were focused on 3D planning and patient-specific implants

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