The wide uptake of 3d printing in medical treatment has the
potential to revolutionise complex patient care.
Recent studies have shown that the use of
3d printed models can cut operating theatre time by up to 30%, resulting in both better post-operative recuperation as well as increasing theatre capacity for procedures.
With prostheses, bespoke 3d printed devices fit better,
and are significantly cheaper than traditionally made bespoke pieces.
The use of a model prior to surgery in this case
can not only assist the physician, but can also help
alleviate concerns of the patient and relatives around complex surgery.
The use of 3d printed models can help
to educate the next generation of medical professionals, as well as aiding continuing
professional development. As well as traditional hard models, our range of printers
can produce highly compelling flexible models.
Using the LCPro in Surgical Planning
The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry, is a specialist orthopaedic hospital with a long tradition of innovation in treatment of their patients. Now looking to introduce 3D printing into their surgical planning, they have reached out to us to help make this a reality. Traditionally 3D printing for surgery is a very time-consuming and expensive process, but here at Photocentric we are working to significantly lower these barriers, as it has the potential to dramatically improve patient care and recovery rates.
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Including whole longbones or joint structures such as the pelvic area, we recommend the Pro printer. Again, excellent results have been achieved using Daylight Pro Firm Cream and Flexible Amber resins.
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For larger complex parts
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printers and resins
For small part and organs
The Liquid Crystal HR2 yields excellent results both with the Daylight Firm and Flexible resins.