Medicine – Medical

A healthy dose of innovation

3D printing enables medical professionals to work faster and deliver improved personalized care more easily. Advanced prototyping helps with more revisions with a reduced and valid and validation time. Thus accelerating medical innovation. Preclinical device testing is improved through tests on realistic, clinically relevant anatomical models.

For clinical trial evaluation, production is more agile with less manufacturing constraints. Realistic models help in staff preparation and clinical training as well as making impactful sales aids. Patient-derived surgical pre-planning models help personalize patient care while orthotics and bionics that are 3D printed directly from patient imaging improve fit. Form, function, and affordability.

One of the early adopters of 3D Printing. A sector with huge potential for growth, due to customisation and personalization capabilities of the technologies. The ability to improve people’s lives.

The technology is also utilized to manufacture items such as

  1. Hip and Knee Implants
  2. Hearing Aids
  3. Orthopaedic Insoles for shoes
  4. Personalised Prosthetics
  5. One-off implants for patients suffering from diseases such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and cancer, along with accident and trauma victims.

Surgical guides for specific operations are also an emerging application that is aiding surgeons in their work and patients in their recovery.

 

In the News

Paediatric Cardiologist Dr. Mahesh Kappanayil from the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) in Kerala decided to turn to the 3D Printing technology to aid their surgery. They have been utilizing 3D Printed aids for Paediatric Cardiac Surgeries, such as the complex heat operation they have just performed on a young boy named Ram.