20 Reasons to Consider 3D Printing

20 Reasons to Consider 3D Printing

Why 3D Technology in hospitals and device manufacturers?

Why now?

The Materialise World Summit, April 20-21 in Brussels, is your chance to meet international decision-makers that have already incorporated 3D Printing into their institutions:

  • Healthcare industry leaders, talking about why they chose 3D – and importantly HOW they make it work
  • Professionals from the Mayo Clinic, the Singapore Women’s and Children’s hospitals, Geisinger Health System
  • Peers from hospitals and device manufacturers across the world
  • Group specialists in the all-important regulatory aspects
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Should Hospitals Limit Joint Replacement Procedures as a Cost Saving Measure?

Should Hospitals Limit Joint Replacement Procedures as a Cost Saving Measure?

It has recently been reported that financial pressures within the NHS in the UK are leading some CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Groups) to consider limiting joint replacement procedures in the hospitals within their areas by 12% for hip and 19% for knee arthroplasties respectively. They will do this by treating only cases where the “patient’s pain and disability should be sufficiently severe that it interferes with the patient’s daily life and/or ability to sleep”, using the patient’s Oxford Hip Score as a determining factor.

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Why You Should Be Planning Knee Procedures Digitally

Why You Should Be Planning Knee Procedures Digitally

To what extent can success be attributed to planning? As with most things in life it undoubtedly helps, and in orthopaedic surgery there are many good reasons to use digital planning tools for both complex and simple procedures, given that digital images and picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) are now the norm in most hospitals.

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Betty Regains Mobility in Shattered Elbow with Medical 3D Printing

Betty Regains Mobility in Shattered Elbow with Medical 3D Printing

Betty and her husband were about to leave on their annual holiday to Spain when they heard the bad news: her husband was terminally ill. The situation only got worse when Betty fell during the holiday and shattered her right elbow. Although she received medical attention, it was impossible to allow the bones to heal properly at a time when her husband needed all her care and attention.

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ISTA 2016 Industry Session: a Business Perspective on the Next 10 Years of Innovation in Orthopedics

ISTA 2016 Industry Session: a Business Perspective on the Next 10 Years of Innovation in Orthopedics

With ever increasing cost-pressure and requirements from regulators to show the efficacy of new arthroplasty (joint replacement) devices, the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty has become a more relevant conference than ever before. With a mix of orthopedic surgeons, academics and representatives from the industry, the conference was a great opportunity to have fruitful discussions about new and ongoing topics in arthroplasty. We look back at the highlights and the lessons learned.

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Four Days and 145 Companies: Materialise Attended SOFCOT 2016

Four Days and 145 Companies: Materialise Attended SOFCOT 2016

SOFCOT, or the Congress of the French Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, is the biggest congress of its kind for the French-speaking world. Annually held in Paris, the trade show is the place to be for orthopaedic surgeons, giving them an opportunity to get up to date with the latest techniques, publications and technology.

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Corrective Osteotomy Restores an Oslo Teen’s Mobility

Corrective Osteotomy Restores an Oslo Teen’s Mobility

Dr. Ola Wiig, an experienced pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, was confronted with a very challenging deformity in a young teenager. Dr Wiig’s patient was suffering from severely reduced mobility as a result of an epiphysiolysis in her proximal femur, which caused her leg to be severely rotated outwards. This wasn’t just causing the patient pain, it was stopping her from being a normal teenager.

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