3D Patient Specific Models Prove Integral to Life Saving Vascular Surgery

Taking Complex Aortic Aneurysm Cases from Inoperative to Operable As an internationally recognized Center of Excellence when it comes to its Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, the University Hospital Mainz is applying 3D printing to transform the hospital’s surgical planning process for complex, life-saving vascular cases improving not only patient outcome, but also reducing procedural costs.  How […]

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Surgical Planning with 3D Printed Hearts for Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion

3D printing is a powerful technology that continues to improve medical practice.  Its impact on percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion as an alternative therapeutic approach to medical therapy for stroke prevention continues to evolve as the technology advances. The left atrial appendage (LAA) is a small, ear-shaped pouch in the muscle wall of the left atrium.  In […]

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Unlimited Tomorrow Advances Prosthetics with 3D Printing

As many families and individuals have already realized, traditional prosthetic models are often very large and can be burdensome or inconvenient to use.  They are also typically very expensive, with a per device price-tag in the tens of thousands of dollars, sometimes even more.  Enter Easton LaChappelle, the founder of an organization called Unlimited Tomorrow, […]

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Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital Opens a 3D Printing Center of Excellence

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, a non-profit 195-bed inpatient and outpatient pediatric medical center in St. Louis, Missouri, is partnering with Stratasys to create a new Center of Excellence (COE) with the goal of helping physicians and researchers advance the use of 3D printing for a wide range of medical applications. (L to R) Brian […]

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