News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 06, 2015

Engineers work with orthopedic surgeon to create custom truss bone implant

4WEB Medical, orthopedic implant, first, Australia

August 6, 2015 — 4WEB Medical, provider of 3-D printed orthopedic implants, announced its first Australian patient-specific implant surgery. Supported by 4WEB's Australian partner, LifeHealthcare, the 4WEB patient-specific segmental bone defect procedure was completed the week of July 20 in Brisbane, Australia. 

"The ability to customize the truss implant to match the unique anatomy of an individual patient is a significant advancement in orthopedics. Current porous metal technologies rely on bone attachment which has shown some drawbacks over time. The open architecture truss implant technology provides a robust scaffolding for structural support while allowing for osseous incorporation," said Matt Muscio, COO, LifeHealthcare.

4WEB Medical utilizes additive manufacturing to produce the patient-specific truss implants. The design and fabrication process includes surgeon participation in a live Web-based planning meeting with 4WEB engineers to discuss the current patient condition and proposed surgical plan. Using 3-D software reconstructions of the patient's anatomy acquired from a computed tomography (CT) scan, the surgeon is able to plan bone resections. The 4WEB engineers then design a custom truss implant to fill the void left by the resection. Following surgeon design approval, the patient-specific device is 3-D printed and implanted with anatomical precision.

For more information: www.4webmedical.com

Related Content

Feature | Medical 3-D Printing

Three-dimensional technologies, developed by Materialise, played a crucial role in the world’s first simultaneous double ...

Time February 03, 2021
arrow
360 Photos | 360 View Photos

The company .decimal at ASTRO showed a 3-D printing technology where radiation therapy (RT) bolus shields can be printed ...

Time April 30, 2020
arrow
News | PACS

April 28, 2020 – Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas released its Rede PACS, the company’s newest medical image ...

Time April 28, 2020
arrow
Videos | RSNA

ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most innovative new medical imaging technologies displayed on the ...

Time January 13, 2020
arrow
Videos | Orthopedic Imaging

This is a demo of the EOS orthopedic X-ray imaging system at the recent 2019 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA ...

Time January 03, 2020
arrow
News | Orthopedic Imaging

October 24, 2019 — EOS imaging announced the first patient cases performed with its hipEOS 3.0 surgical planning ...

Time October 24, 2019
arrow
News | Orthopedic Imaging

International medical imaging information technology (IT) and cybersecurity company Sectra is extending its pre-operative orthopedic planning solution for trauma cases with 3-D templates from one of the largest orthopedic companies, DePuy Synthes. Pre-operative planning for trauma cases using templating in combination with 3-D computed tomography (CT) images enables improved surgical outcomes.

Time October 17, 2019
arrow
News | Mobile C-Arms

Digital medical technology company Brainlab unveiled Loop-X, which it calls the first mobile intraoperative imaging robot, at the 2019 North American Spine Society annual meeting (NASS 2019), Sept. 25-28 in Chicago.

Time September 26, 2019
arrow
Technology | Medical 3-D Printing

3D Systems has received additional U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its D2P software allowing clinicians to 3-D print diagnostic patient-specific anatomic models.

Time September 12, 2019
arrow
News | Orthopedic Imaging

September 5, 2019 — An ahead-of-print article published in the December issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology ...

Time September 05, 2019
arrow
Subscribe Now