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Tom Claes
Spentys and atum3D partner up to introduce point-of-care 3D printing of immobilizers in hospitals
Spentys, a Belgium software company enabling mass-customization of orthopedic devices and atum3D, a Dutch company that connects digital light processing (DLP) technology to cost-effective, high-quality serial manufacturing capabilities are partnering to introduce 3D technology into the emergency room of hospitals.
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Lore Lievens
Complications of a traditional cast
Casting is an immobilisation procedure that is often applied for closed, reduced or non-displaced fractures. Immobilisation is useful for various reasons: it keeps the bone in the right position, protects the surrounding structures from injury and reduces pain.
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Louis-Philippe Broze
Kantonsspital Baselland and Spentys partner up for a clinical study
Together with the 3D-print lab at the University Hospital Basel (Lead: Dr. Florian Thieringer), Dr. Philipp Honigmann introduced 3D-inhouse printing at the Kantonsspital Baselland. Inside, various 3D printed medical devices are manufactured to assist the medical staff in their daily tasks. Among these devices, we will highlight the use of 3D printed orthotics for the upper extremity.
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Samuel Munteanu
The difficulties of implementing 3D technologies in medical institutions
Similar to other technologies that have dramatically influenced the medicine world, such as X-Ray Imaging or the Medical Thermometer, 3D printing has the potential to significantly improve upon the current medical standards. Although this technology has started being used around 20 years ago in procedures such as anatomical modeling for bony reconstructive surgery planning or joint replacement and craniomaxillofacial reconstruction, today’s hospitals are still somewhat reluctant in adopting this innovative technology.
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Louis-Philippe Broze
Orthopedics and technology, a bright future or a gloomy one?
Orthopedics is a medical specialty that annually generates billions of dollars. From diagnosis to surgery, medical experts try to solve all healthcare issues. As orthopedic injuries rise in our medicalized society, so does the emergence of new advanced technologies for specific treatments. These two features will drive the growth of the orthopedic devices industry.
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