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Materialise Malaysia 3D Printed Surgical Instruments

Printed Surgical Guides Make Their Malaysian Debut

Dutch scientists successfully 3D print the first clavicle to be used in surgery

Dutch scientists from the University of Delft have now successfully incorporated printed clavicles in their surgical practice.

An 83-year old woman is the first in the world to receive a full #3Dprinted titanium lower jaw implant. Amazingly, the combined effort by researchers and engineers from Belgium and the Netherlands is said to have allowed the patient unrestricted mandibular movement within a day of surgery.

An old woman is the first in the world to receive a full titanium lower jaw implant. Amazingly, the combined effort by researchers and engineers from Belgium and the Netherlands is said to have allowed the patient unrestricted mandibula

3D printing is the process of making a three-dimensional solid object of essentially any shape from a digital model. It has been used to make jewellery to intricate toy models, and is now being utilized by the medical industry to construct 3D casts for broken arms. This means better air-flow and less hassle of trying to bathe with the conventional bulky fibreglass plaster casts used to treat broken bones.

After designer Jake Evills broke his arm, he created the Cortex Cast as a solution. A breathable, light, recyclable and washable exoskeleton that mimics the body’s inner bone structure. from Green Renaissance

EXO. 3D printed cast heals broken bones faster than traditional plaster cast. Because of its open, waterproof and removable structure, physiotherapy can start immediately wich shortens the healing time and prevents complications. Gintare Cerniauskate. DDW 2013 #ddw13

printed cast heals broken bones faster than traditional plaster cast. Because of its open, waterproof and removable structure, physiotherapy can start immediately wich shortens the healing time and prevents complications.

The Cortex cast prototype by designer Jake Evill heals fractured bones. The form of the cast varies with each case: 3-D scans are taken of the injury and used to determine the geometry and the distribution of the cast’s voronoi cells. The cells are denser in areas where the fracture is worse, requiring more support

Cortex cast for fractured bones by Jake Evill. casts for fractured bones could replace the usual bulky, itchy and smelly plaster or fibreglass ones in this conceptual project by Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill.