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Paige Anne Carter

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3D Systems, A company that specializes in 3D printing, announced new training modules to help doctors and medical students treat different maladies. The company is expanding the digital surgical tools to include accurate 3D anatomical models of different organs of the body, virtual reality simulators, 3D printed surgical guides and direct metal printing for orthopedic surgery.

The company develops different groundbreaking 3D printed technology to help doctors train as well as plan complex medical procedures in order to achieve better patient outcomes with less risks involved. Recently, the company released a training simulator called ARTHRO Mentor Hip Diagnostic to help surgeons reduce the risk when it comes to performing arthroscopy hip procedures.

Moreover, they also created the Advance Knee Module that provides comprehensive training environment for doctors practicing full meniscectomy procedure. The module allows doctors to determine the level of difficulty of the procedure thus helping them develop not only the skills but also the confidence to perform live surgery.

All of the technologies will be showcased in the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopeadic Surgeons held in Las Vegas Nevada from March 25 to 27, 2015. This will provide people the chance to see the innovations in orthopeadic surgery.

The thing is that 3D printing technology is fast becoming a very crucial innovation with its pivotal roles in improving current medical procedures and technology. Presently, 3D printing has just become a pioneering force in improving orthopeadic procedures, many doctors are quite positive about the bright future of 3D printing’s role in the field of orthopaedics and in the field of medicine in general.

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