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Dr Varun Tyagi is a medical doctor who practices in India and writes about remarkable and historical landmarks throughout the medical world.  Dr Varun believes that 3D printing can help democratize medical care, making medical devices affordable and available to everyone on the planet.

Hunch Back Surgery Time Cut in Half with 3D Printed Models

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Thanks to 3D printed models, spine surgeons in China were able to plan and rehearse a difficult hunchback pin surgery and knew exactly where the pin needed to be placed, so surgical time was cut in half, and a much smaller incision was required and the inherent risk was highly reduced.

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Brazilian Woman Receives 3D Printed Titanium Skull Implant

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In a first for the country, surgeons in Brazil have announced that they have successfully implanted 3D-printed titanium plates into the skull of a 23-year-old woman who had fractured the bones across the right side of her head. 

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Isreali Or Steiner Develops 3D Printed KAFO Leg Splints

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The KAFO Splint is a customizable, lightweight, fashionable – and functional – leg brace design.  Industrial designer, Or Steiner gave the old-fashioned leg brace a modern update which fuses the aesthetically pleasing with the strength needed to support a patient.

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Consensus Ortho to Work with Materialize on Knee Guides

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The Materialise Knee Guide System, a solution consisting of easy-to-use 3D surgical planning software and patient-specific surgical guides for knee surgery, allows surgeons to efficiently and accurately plan knee surgeries based on the patient's unique anatomy and structural damage. Based on that pre-operative plan, patient-specific guides are designed and 3D printed for use during surgery. This widely-used system will now include Consensus Orthopedics.

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First Patient for 3D Printed Titanium Spinal Implant

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Dr. Uwe Spetzger, a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery of the Klinikum Karlsruhe in Germany says that the first time ever, a patient suffering with a degenerative cervical spine issue has received a 3D printed, “titanium fusion” implant.  

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Xilloc Introduces 3D Printed "Real" Bone Implant Solutions

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Xilloc is pushing the boundaries in skeletal reconstructive surgery once again. Teaming up with Next21, a Japanese company that is an innovator in medical technology and a specialist in biomedical ceramic printing, Xilloc is on the verge of licensing and releasing a new technology for bone implants in the European market- it’s called CT-Bone.

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EnvisionTec Launches Perfactory Vida for Orthodontics

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EnvisionTEC introduced their newest 3D printer for orthodontic practices and laboratories in Booth #3121 at the American Association of Orthodontics 2015 Annual Session in San Francisco, California.  The Perfactory® Vida is a low cost, open architecture, easy to maintain and user friendly 3D printer for the digital dental laboratory.

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UNYQ Introduces Stylish New 3D Printed Prosthetics

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UNYQ is expanding their line of fairings, and forming partnerships with some of the biggest names within the 3D printing industry.  Today they announce a partnership with the global leaders in prosthetics, Ottobock, to provide stylish cosmetic fairings to lower limb amputees.

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Researcher Says 3D Printing of Solid Organs Still Decades Away

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ElectroMaterials researcher Cathal O'Connell believes that while hollow organs, such as the bladder, were printed a decade ago, printing ‘solid organs’, such as the kidney or the liver, are still probably a couple of decades into the future.

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Molecule-Making 3D NanoPrinter Technology Licensed

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University of Illinois chemistry professor Martin Burke explains a machine that can assemble complex small molecules from chemical building blocks. This could aid in rapid drug  development. 

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3D Printing to come for Modern Warfare

3D Printing has been revolutionising many sectors, Military is now on the go. British defence firm BAE Systems had already put a 3D printed part in their Tornado jet fighter, while U.S military is planning to create portable 3D printers which they can carry in between wars to print for a spare part or perhaps tweak the design.

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