Medical technology: Implants

Medical technology: Implants

It can happen at any time that people fall ill or are seriously injured and therefore require a medical implant. Especially in the area of more complex joints, such as the elbow, knee or foot joint, this is a major challenge. Standard implants not infrequently provide patients with unsatisfactory results, which can lead to a reduction in quality of life. In the worst case, there is no suitable solution at all and the joint has to be stiffened.

To improve this situation, a U.S. medical technology company is focusing on the rapid and reliable production of patient-specific implants, specifically using the possibilities of additive design and additive manufacturing. The design and material of the implant are created in such a way that the ingrowth of the implant into the bone is facilitated. At the same time, an optimal fit and high compatibility are ensured. Thanks to 3D printing, the implants can be produced and inserted within a few days if required.


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Hüftimplantat

Hip implant

Hüftpfanne

Hip cup

Ellbogenimplantat

Elbow joint

Wirbelsäulencages

Spine cages

Medical technology: Prostheses

Schwimmprothese

Missing limbs, e.g. as a result of disease or amputation, can be replaced by various types of prostheses to improve the quality of life of those affected. However, as with implants, standard models usually do not fit optimally.

The bath prosthesis from F. Gottinger Orthopädietechnik GmbH is different. This is a passive prosthesis that serves to cosmetically and aesthetically restore the outer appearance. It is adapted to the patient's stature and proportions. Leg length and circumference as well as weight are mechanical parameters for the configuration. With 3D printing, the entire manufacturing process of the customized prosthesis can be digitized, from the creation of the individual data set to quality-controlled additive manufacturing. An unbeatable advantage over conventional manufacturing methods is the fast availability, because from measurement to configuration to delivery usually takes only a few working days.

We are happy to support you in the development and manufacture of your prostheses. If you need us, we are ready.

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Medical technology: Orthoses

Orthesen

For customized series production of orthoses at affordable costs, the German-based company reha team Nordbayern combines traditional production technologies with additive manufacturing.

Orthoses are orthopedic aids attached externally to the body to stabilize, relieve or correct joints and muscles. They support the functionality of the existing limbs. Unfortunately, orthoses with standard sizes usually do not fit optimally, are often very expensive and require a lot of time to manufacture. However, an improperly fitting orthotic is inconvenient in many ways, as it can hinder, rub, pinch and cause additional pain.

That's why 3D printing is also an excellent solution for orthotics in terms of fit, comfort, delivery time and cost.

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Orthesen

Orthesen

Orthesen

Medical technology: Bone graters

Knochenreiben

Bone graters are tools used during surgery to remove existing bone material for implant insertion. These graters are used once and disposed of directly after surgery. Today, bone graters are manufactured in patient-specific shapes using conventional methods. The necessary rasp structure is hammered into the metal by hand. This manufacturing process is complex, expensive and time-consuming.

Additive manufacturing offers a better and less expensive solution. The tool is made from stainless steel (316L) by laser melting (LM or PBF/LB-M), finally freed from support at the collar and milled off, electropolished (primarily for cleaning, but also to slightly smooth the surface) and passivated (to bind free radicals on the surface and thus prevent corrosion). Hollow on the inside, razor sharp on the outside, delivered after a few days and 100% customized for each (also every) patient.

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