Additive manufacturing (resorbable) metal implants for orthopaedic applications – Presented by Holger Jahr, UK RWTH Aachen

Holger Jahr

Additive manufacturing (resorbable) metal implants for orthopaedic applications – Presented by Holger Jahr, UK RWTH Aachen, at the 3D Medical Conference, which will take place on 30-31 January 2018 at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands. Read the interview

In our increasingly elderly population the number of large bone defect treatments is increasing. Due to lifestyle changes, traumatic knee injuries in young adults is also an increasing phenomenon and strongly associated with premature osteoarthritis. Additively manufactured implants seem to offer attractive and personalized solutions for both. Designing complex micro-architectures with advanced nano-topographies is crucial to creating state-of-the-art meta-biomaterial properties to improve their bone tissue regeneration potential and anti-microbial properties. While a plethora of materials exist, metals appear to be beneficial for certain applications. The best implant, however, may be the one that does its job and disappears. Continue reading “Additive manufacturing (resorbable) metal implants for orthopaedic applications – Presented by Holger Jahr, UK RWTH Aachen”

Additive Orthopaedics Announces Successful Treatment of Hammertoes with 3D Printed Implants

Orthopaedics Announces Successful Treatment of Hammertoes with 3D Printed Implants.Additive Orthopaedics, LLC., an early stage orthopaedic extremity device company specializing in additively manufactured surgical solutions, announced that it has successfully treated a series of patients suffering from painful hammertoes with its innovative, recently FDA cleared, 3D printed hammertoe implant. Continue reading “Additive Orthopaedics Announces Successful Treatment of Hammertoes with 3D Printed Implants”