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Materialise 3D Printing Solutions Improve Pediatric Care in U.S.
Prior to this new
“In bringing this 3D printing technology to pediatric surgery, surgeons will have access to our clinical engineers’ wealth of experience developing osteotomy guides, helping them perform even the most complex bone corrections that will have a positive impact on the rest of the child’s life,” said
With more than 1,000 clinical osteotomy consultations with adult patients under their belt, Materialise is able to provide their expertise in 3D-printed surgical planning for operations on children ages seven and up. Each 3D printed surgical guide, created by Materialise in collaboration with the surgeon, is patient-specific and designed to fit uniquely on the bone of the patient leading to a more predictable outcome.
In complex cases, like one in the
This pioneering procedure can now be applied to children seven years and older, and can give them hope that no matter how complex their case may be, they don’t need to be sidelined forever. They can be playing with their friends and living a normal life thanks to this 3D printed solution.
Materialise has worked closely with surgeons and hospitals around the world for nine years to develop and refine the process to implement 3D-printed osteotomy guides in complex bone corrections in adults. In expanding this technology to children, Materialise hopes to directly contribute to better and healthier lives for them.
Materialise has leveraged more than 26 years of experience in the 3D printing industry to develop software and services that act as the backbone of 3D printing solutions, helping partners in the healthcare, technology and manufacturing industries implement 3D-printed solutions for their customers and working with medical professionals to help them efficiently develop and implement solutions to improve access to the cost-saving, patient specific benefits of 3D printing.
Materialise’s full range of end-to-end 3D printing solutions for the orthopaedic industry, including surgical planning software and patient-specific medical devices, are on display at booth #5423 at the AAOS Annual meeting through
Materialise incorporates more than 26 years of 3D printing experience into a range of software solutions and 3D printing services, which together form the backbone of 3D printing technologies. Materialise’s open and flexible solutions enable players in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design, and consumer goods, to build innovative 3D printing applications that aim to make the world a better and healthier place. Headquartered in
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