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3D Printing Helps Treat Broken Bones


3D Printing Helps Treat Broken Bones

Broken bones can be immensely painful and debilitating. Broken bones account for over 6.8 million medical treatments each year at various hospitals, emergency rooms and doctor's offices across the United States. Most minor fractures can be treated using casts, braces and traction devices. Occasionally, surgeons also replace the broken or missing bone fragments using bone grafts. Grafts may be derived from the patient's own body (autografts) or from a donor (allografts).

 

Although autografts and allografts have been in use for decades, they have several disadvantages. It is often difficult to find a compatible bone fragment. Furthermore, these implants degenerate with time, and most patients require a replacement surgery after... Read More Here






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Formlabs Form 2 3D Printer Review: A Great Buy for Medical 3D Printing


Formlabs Form 2 3D Printer Review: A Great Buy for Medical 3D Printing

The Form 2 is Formlabs newest desktop stereolithography printer. It is a great asset for medical 3D printing. Have a look at my full review below.

 

 

Download the splenic artery aneurysm file shown in the video. http://www.embodi3d....rtery-aneurysm/

 

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Medical 3D Printing for Skull Surgery

Deirdre_Manion-Fischer Deirdre_Manion-Fischer's Blog,

Medical 3D Printing for Skull Surgery

A company in Brazil called Artis Tecnologia has developed medical 3D printing technologies to aid in skull resection surgery. They demonstrated their techniques on a volunteer patient who received surgery for free at the university hospital of the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP). They published an article about it two weeks ago in the International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery.

 

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How to Create a Blog on Embodi3D


How to Create a Blog on Embodi3D

About Blogs on Embodi3D
Select members of the Embodi3D community may be given the ability to create a blog and publish blog articles on the Embodi3D website. Blogging for new member is turned off by default as a spam reduction measure. Longtime members who have reliably contributed to the Embodi3D community through discussions in the forums, comments, or file sharing can ask to have blogging enabled on their accounts. Blog articles are featured on the Embodi3D.com homepage and are promoted using the Embodi3D social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, etc) and may provide significant exposure for the blogger.

 

Please DO:
1) Share your biomedical 3D printing work
2) Share you insights on current biomedical 3D printing topics and news
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3D Bioprinting to Help Manage Gum Disease


3D Bioprinting to Help Manage Gum Disease

Three-dimensional medical printing and bioprinting technologies are offering innovative solutions to dentists, orthodontists and other professionals treating complex gum diseases and related oral health problems. These treatments may benefit a significant portion of the 67.4 million American adults that suffer from such conditions.

 

Gum disease, also known as periodontitis, is characterized by swollen and bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, and loose teeth. If untreated, the condition can lead to serious complications including tooth loss. Many patients with gum diseases may require bone or tissue grafting. Traditionally, bone grafting involves implanting natural or synthetic bone fragments into the affected gums and allowing them to grow in a... Read More Here






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How to Upload and Share 3D Printable Files on Embodi3D


How to Upload and Share 3D Printable Files on Embodi3D

If you have a 3D printable file you would like to share with the Embodi3D community the process is very easy.

 

1) First, get your files ready. STL files are best and have good compatibility with most printers. Make sure your files are of good quality as Embodi3D's file library contains high quality files. If you think you files may have errors in them, you can check them using the Inspector function in MeshMixer. Be sure to compress your files if possible using a compression program like WinZip.

 

2) Take photographs or screenshots of your model, and have the image files ready to upload.

 

3) Now we are ready to upload. From anywhere in the Embodi3D site, click on the Marketplace nav menu. Make sure you are logged into your member account.






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Bioprinting Helps Create Transplantable Cartilages, Muscles and Bones


Bioprinting Helps Create Transplantable Cartilages, Muscles and Bones

Organ transplantations and surgical reconstructions using autografts and allografts have always been challenging. Apart from the complexity of the procedure, healthcare professionals also have difficulty finding compatible donors. Autografts derived from one part of the body may not fit in completely at the new location causing instability and discomfort. As per the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, about 22 people die each day due to a shortage of transplantable organs. Creating more awareness about organ donation is only part of the solution. Researchers have to look for other alternatives, and this is where technologies such as three-dimensional medical printing and bioprinting are making an impact.

 

Integrated Ti... Read More Here






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Upcoming SME conference “Building Evidence for Medical 3D Printing Applications in Medicine” will be forum to discuss future of medical 3D printing

Deirdre_Manion-Fischer Deirdre_Manion-Fischer's Blog,

Upcoming SME conference “Building Evidence for Medical 3D Printing Applications in Medicine” will be forum to discuss future of medical 3D printing

SME is holding an inaugural conference in about a week and a half, titled “Building Evidence for 3D Printing Applications in Medicine.” It’s sponsored by Materialize, a company that develops software for 3D printing and produces 3D-printed projects for researchers, clinicians, and consumers.

 

This is a crucial topic for doctors, patients, and the medical 3D printing industry. 3D printing will not be widely accepted in the clinic without compell... Read More Here