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Benefits of 3D Printing in Orthopedics
webinar series

3D planning and Medical 3D Printing can be game changers for your medical practice. The THINK Medical 3D Printing webinars series will bring you up to speed with the latest developments. Learn from leading orthopedic surgeons how they use 3D visualization tools, 3D-printed models and devices in their daily practice and how it changed their way of thinking.

Challenging Hip Defects

Patient-specific Implant for Post-Traumatic Acetabular Defect Reconstruction

by Dr. med. Simon Weidert, Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery, University Hospital, Munich, Germany

In this session, you'll learn:

  • How a 3D pre-operative analysis helps to understand a particular defect and how it can shift the surgical strategy
  • The practicalities on working with engineers to determine the best individualized implant design as well as a screw length and positioning plan
  • What a 3D-printed model of the defect and the screw guide looks like and how it can help prepare for surgery
  • How Dr. Weidert positioned the implant during surgery, guiding you through the steps with surgical images

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Pre-Operative Planning with Digital X-rays is the Future – Now!

by Dr. Ross Barker
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Noble’s Hospital, Isle of Man, UK

In this session, you'll learn:

  • Why orthopaedic pre-operative planning matters
  • The requirements for pre-operative planning
  • What can be measured with pre-operative planning
  • How to establish key measurements such as the size of the acetabular component required, stem size and offset and leg length discrepancy.

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3D Planning, Patient-Specific Guides and Custom Plates for Corrective Osteotomies

by Dr. Ola Wiig, Pediatric Orthopedics Surgeon at the Oslo University Hospital, Norway

In this session, you'll learn:

  • What the challenges are when applying different surgical methods on a Slipped Upper Femoral Epiphysis (SUFE) defect
  • What a patient-specific saw guide, the pre- and post-op models and custom-made plate look like
  • The practical advantages experienced when having an anatomical model at hand
  • Why Dr. Wiig believes that this is a very safe and easy method of correcting big deformities in the proximal femur

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The Use of 3D Models for Complex Acetabular and Femoral Reconstructions

by Brian Haus, M. D., Pediatric orthopedic surgeon and sport medicine specialist with Shriners Hospitals for Children, Northern California

In this session, you'll learn:

  • Examples of how radiographs vs. 3D images differ from each other for a particular case and why Dr. Haus feels that CT scan images have only limited reliability
  • What pre-operative planning looks like and how Dr. Haus uses the different software modules, measurements and views analyzing a specific case
  • The three reasons why he found the 3D-printed models to be useful and helpful
  • Why Dr. Haus says he not only had good results, but even had fun using the models

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Upper Extremities

Corrective Osteotomies for Malunion of the Wrist and Forearm, using 3D Computer Planning and Patient-Specific Instruments

by Dr. Frederik Verstreken, AZ Monica Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium

In this session, you'll learn:

  • What malunion is and what the most common complaints are
  • Why traditional planning based on 2D radiographs are not bringing in the expected results according to two studies
  • How 3D planning could save you time during surgery
  • Get a full insight on 3D possibilities by looking at images, scans, plans and even surgical videos
  • Everything about patient-specific 3D-printed titanium plates, drill guides and screw guides

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How 3D Pre-Op Planning and Printing Can Help with the Difficult Glenoid

by Mr. Inigo Guisasola, MD, PhD, DMS
Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon, the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals, UK

In this session, you'll learn:

  • How 3D Printing fits into the practice at the hospital
  • The five benefits of 3D Printing in glenoid surgeries according to Dr. Guisasola
  • Why using 3D-printed models helps preparing for surgery
  • How Dr. Guisasola prepared for a complex surgery with the help of a clinical engineer and what the results were
  • His recommendations on using 3D Printing as part of the build-up before surgery and during surgery

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The Future in Shoulder Replacement Surgery: the Integration of 3D Planning and Guides in the Clinical Workflow

by Jonathan C. Levy, MD, FAAOS
Chief of Orthopedics, Holy Cross Medical Group, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US

In this session, you'll learn:

  • What the current surgical challenges are in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty (TSA) and Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty (RSA)
  • How new technologies have improved shoulder implants
  • Why Dr. Levy believes patient-specific problems demand patient-specific solutions
  • A list of studies that prove why virtual planning ahead of surgery can bring advantages to shoulder surgeries
  • The key benefits of patient-matched instrumentation
  • Different steps in using Match Point System® and SurgiCase

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Complex Glenoids in My Practice

by Carl Ekholm, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor
Dept. Orthopaedics Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden

In this session, you'll learn:

  • A bit of theory: anatomical features of the glenoid, why the glenoid bone is such a precious commodity and the different classifications
  • The different methods you could use for correction (e.g. corrective reaming, structural grafting)
  • Why some cases are beyond the limit of standard implants with bone graft and why Prof. Ekholm opted for a different technique
  • The different steps of working with Materialise for a patient-specific implant illustrated by pre-operative plans, analysis and post-operative results of three patient cases

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3D and Musculoskeletal Trauma

by Prof. Stefaan Nijs
Chairman Trauma Surgery, University Hospital, Leuven, Belgium

In this session, you'll learn:

  • The difference between 2D and 3D images and concrete examples of why 3D images influences the surgical strategy
  • How Dr. Nijs uses 3D images and planning pre-, intra- and post-operatively
  • What SurgiCase is and how the platform can be used to prepare for surgery
  • Case stories and practical examples, illustrated by pictures and videos of how Dr. Nijs uses the 3D technique in his daily practice
  • The four benefits of incorporating 3D software technology and 3D Printing in the surgical workflow according to Dr. Nijs

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