This complex case, where both the ulna and radius were deformed, was treated with the help of Materialise's patient-specific guiding technology. Both deformities were corrected through patient-specific surgical guides.
In 2011, the very first Swedish surgery with Materialise patient-specific guides took place in the Sahlgrenska hospital in Götenborg. Dr. Peter Axelsson treated a young boy with limited mobility in the forearm with the newest technology. A CT scan was taken of both arms making it possible to plan the surgery in 3D.
SIGN Fracture Care International is dedicated to treating victims of orthopaedic injury throughout the developing world and uses the Mimics Innovation Suite to develop and conduct computerized strength tests on implants.
To understand water flow through Belgian sandstone for a study on the extraction of fossil fuels from porous rock formations, researchers required state-of-the-art software to process and analyze micro-CT images without any compromise.
Mice are highly valuable in cardiovascular research since they offer a time-efficient model to study cardiovascular diseases. Researchers at Ghent University compared casts of sacrificed mice with 3D models obtained from live animals.
Finite element analysis can be a very powerful tool for understanding stress distribution on the feet and its implications for comfort. An adequate virtual 3D model is needed to precisely simulate the biomechanical behavior of the human foot.
Virtual tests can shorten the time to market for medical devices. Researchers obtained accurate 3D models of stent geometry from nano/micro-CT images to create realistic computational models for stent research.