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Reducing Surgical Time and Cost with Stratasys 3D Printing – Part 1

3D printing is revolutionizing a wide range of medical procedures and apparatuses. This two-part video illustrates a great example from the UK. Medical 3D printing specialist Replica 3DM is using its Stratasys 3D Printers to support twelve National Health Service (NHS) hospitals in the validation of patient surgery prior to operation.   This video features fascinating real life examples from NHS including interviews with surgeons, lab managers and 3D printing specialists. You’ll learn how using 3D printing surgical models to test implants for size and fit pre-surgery is having a significant impact on the length of surgical procedures – leading…

Reducing Surgical Time and Costs with Stratasys 3D Printing – Part 2

3D printing is revolutionizing a wide range of medical procedures and apparatuses. This two-part video illustrates a great example from the UK. Medical 3D printing specialist, Replica 3DM, is using its Stratasys 3D Printers to support twelve National Health Service (NHS) hospitals in the validation of patient surgery prior to operation.   This video features fascinating real life examples from NHS including interviews with surgeons, lab managers and 3D printing specialists. You’ll learn how using 3D printing surgical models to test implants for size and fit pre-surgery is having a significant impact on the length of surgical procedures – leading…

Stratasys 3D Printed Dental Models Transforming Orthodontics at NimroDENTAL Orthodontic Solutions

NimroDENTAL Orthodontic Solutions is a well established modern orthodontic lab in the heart of London, using Stratasys 3D printed solutions to produce faster and more accurate dental models.   In this short video you will see how Stratasys Dental 3D Printers are transforming the way orthodontics is practised, helping to increase efficiency, produce faster and more accurate dental models and improve communications with dental labs and their customers.  

3D Printed Anatomical Models Create Ultra-Realism at University of Minnesota

AMUG presenter, Jack Stubbs from the University of Minnesota shared his experience using simulated polypropylene and rubber-like materials to attain ultra-realism in anatomical models used to for medical and surgical training purposes. Medical personnel and emergency response teams are training with custom designed dummy models with 3D printed components, including skeletal spines and esophagus models, which create a higher level of realism than that achieved by cadaver models.  

Little Girl Gets 3D Printed Arm from Dolphin with Prosthetic Tail

Annika Emmert shares a special connection with Winter the Dolphin – the star of the “Dolphin Tale” movies. Annika was born with amniotic banding, resulting in a shorter right arm and a hand that did not form properly. When Dolphin Tale came out, Annika felt an immediate connection with Winter who swims with a prosthetic tail.   Shortly after, Annika got the opportunity to meet the team from Orlando-based Limbitless and get a 3D printed bionic arm. Limitless uses Stratasys 3D Printers to produce their customized limbs, taking advantage of the durable 3D printing materials and the ability to produce…

Veteran’s Essential Tremor Addressed with 3D Printed Glove By Stratasys

Experience the magic of a make-a-thon event in this brief video filmed at the Prosthetics and Assistive Technology Challenge. The two-day event, which is held by the VA (US Department of Veterans Affairs) in collaboration with Stratasys brings together veterans, designers, 3D printers and 3D printing experts to create innovative products that can help the veterans meet specific physical challenges.   In this example, watch how a unique stabilizing glove device is being designed and 3D printed on an FDM-based Stratasys 3D Printer for veteran, Kim Matthews who suffers from Essential Tremor.  

Stratasys 3D Printing of Prosthetics Devices Spurs Innovation for VA Challenge

Stratasys was pleased to join the VA and 125 contestants for the VA Innovation Creation Series: Prosthetic and Assistive Technologies Challenge at the VA Medical Center. The two-day event, which was held by the VA (US Department of Veterans Affairs) in collaboration with Stratasys, brought together veterans, designers, 3D printers and industry experts to develop innovative solutions and designs to improve the care and quality of life for veterans, as well as patients on a broader scale.  

Annika Gets 3D Printed Arm from Dolphin with Prosthetic Tail

Annika Emmert shares a special connection with Winter the Dolphin – the star of the “Dolphin Tale” movies. Annika was born with amniotic banding, resulting in a shorter right arm and a hand that did not form properly. When Dolphin Tale came out, Annika felt an immediate connection with Winter who swims with a prosthetic tail.   Shortly after, Annika got the opportunity to meet the team from Orlando-based Limbitless and get a 3D printed bionic arm. Limitless uses Stratasys 3D Printers to produce their customized limbs, taking advantage of the durable 3D printing materials and the ability to produce…

3D Printed Heart Model Helps Change Prognosis for 5-Year-Old Mia

Five-year-old Mia Gonzalez suffered from a rare heart malformation known as double aortic arch, causing her serious breathing problems. Often misdiagnosed as asthma, this serious condition requires a complex surgical procedure.   Dr. Redmond Burke, Director of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and his team perfected her surgery before entering the operating room by 3D printing a model of her heart based on her MRI scan.   Watch this emotional video to see how Mia’s family and her surgical team leverage Stratasys 3D printing to give her a new lease on life.  

3D Printed Vascular Model Helps Surgeons Cure Brain Aneurysm

The Jacobs Institute (JI), working alongside physicians at Kaleida Health’s Gates Vascular Institute and biomedical engineers at the University at Buffalo, teamed up with Stratasys to design a revolutionary new approach to repair the complex brain aneurysm for a lucky mother-of-three.   The life-like 3D printed vascular replica significantly reduced risks associated with this complex surgery and corrected a near-fatal condition.   This stirring video illustrates the life-saving power of 3D printed surgical guides as surgeons can now practice and evaluate complicated procedures on precise replicas of patient anatomies.  

Combatting Vascular Diseases with 3D Printed Anatomical Models

The Jacobs Institute is renowned for pushing the boundaries of innovation to combat vascular diseases. And Stratasys 3D printing is proving to be one of their most effective technologies.   Patient CT and MRI scans are transformed in just a few hours into accurate, life-like 3D printed anatomical models. These patient-specific models can be used to test complicated procedures before surgery – impossible to do any other way – as was the case of patient who required a complex brain aneurysm procedure.   The 3D printed models are also unparalleled clinical education aids and allow students to prepare for a…

Complex Surgical Training with Realistic 3D Printed Simulators

Just like a flight simulator, anatomical simulators enable doctors to practice complex surgeries before they operate on the patient. Leveraging Stratasys multi-color, multi-material 3D printing, doctors at University of Malaya create ultra-realistic patient models that mimic, bone, tissue, cartilage, skin, membranes and more. The models are used with actual surgical instruments to better prepare the doctors and also to educate the patients on their upcoming procedures.   Watch this fascinating video to see how the CBMTI is pioneering the use of 3D printing for complex surgeries – both for patient specific models and for producing prototypes of various tools and…

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