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Patient-specific, additive manufactured products

Patient-specific medical technology offers unique advantages over mass-produced products. More and more often, additive manufacturing processes in different materials are applied to realize them.

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Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Patient-Specific Implants in Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery

10:27 - 10:50, Bühne A

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Dr. med. dent. Florian Thieringer
Assistant physician and lecturer at the University Hospital Basel

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3D-Printing: Patient-Specific Implants in Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery

Additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing technologies are manufacturing processes in which 3D solid objects are built up layer by layer in various materials like (high-performance) polymers (eg PEEK) or metals (eg titanium). In comparison to other fabrication processes, complex object geometries can be realized, as needed for most of the medical applications.

By 2021, a Gartner report predicts that 25% of surgeons will practice on 3D-printed models of the patient prior to surgery. Medical AM enables the production of realistic anatomical models for surgery planning and intra-operative guidance and of medical implants in Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery. In this area in particular, both patients and surgeons benefit enormously from the application of patient-specific implants manufactured with the help of 3D printing. The aim is to restore the bone and soft tissue anatomy before severe injury or tumor surgery, as well as in patients with congenital malformations.

The subject of this lecture is to measure the current status and the latest progress of 3D printing technology in the field of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery. The key topics and prospects for important future research directions in 3D printing technologies, such as biofabrication (Bio-Printing), will be identified for implementation in hospitals at the Point-of-Care.

 

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Prof. h.c. Dr. med. Dr. med. dent. Florian M. Thieringer, MHBA, studied Medicine and Dentistry at the TU Munich and LMU Munich. He is currently Assistant Medical Director and Lecturer for Cranio- and Maxillo-Facial Surgery at the University Hospital Basel. Thieringer is Head of the Medical Additive Manufacturing research group at the University of Basel's Dept. of Biomedical Engineering and Co-Director of the Medical 3D Print Lab at the University Hospital of Basel.

 

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Perfekt angepasste Orthesen dank additiver Fertigung

10:50 - 11:00, Bühne A

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Prof. Dr. Gion Andrea Barandun
Research and development, Leiter Fachbereich Faserverbundtechnik / Leichtbau

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Orthesen auf Basis von "Trial-and-Error"-Prozessen

Die Herstellung und Anpassung von Orthesen, beispielsweise für PatientInnen mit Fussheberlähmungen, basieren immer noch stark auf der Erfahrung des Orthopäden und auf "Trial-and-Error" Prozessen.

Der Link zwischen den verwendeten Materialien und Herstellungsprozessen, dem resultierenden mechanischen Verhalten, der individuell notwendigen Anpassung und der damit erreichbaren Versorgung fehlt. Dies kann zu einer unbefriedigenden Situation bei den PatientInnen und zu langandauernden, iterativen Anpassungen führen.

 

Perfekt angepasste Orthesen

Im Vortrag erzählt Ihnen Prof. Dr. Gion Andrea Barandun, Forschung und Entwicklung HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil, wie Partner aus Industrie und Forschung einen neuen Ansatz für eine modulare und patientenspezifische Orthese entwickelt haben. Sie erfahren, wie auf der Basis von wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen, eine individuell anpassbare Orthese entsteht, die dank moderner Fertigungstechniken schnell und effizient produziert werden kann.

 

This speech will be held in German. 

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Patient-specific medical technology offers unique advantages over mass-produced products. More and more often, additive manufacturing processes in different materials are applied to realize them.

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