GLEN BURNIE, MD – 3D printing technologies are increasingly being used to develop patient-matched (or patient-specific) devices and surgical instrumentation by using a patient’s own medical imaging.
The nature of additive layer manufacturing in 3D printing enables clinicians to fabricate customized implants that involve complex shapes and geometric features.
3D printing is also finding increasing application in the development of customized surgical implants. As 3D printing can quickly produce customized surgical implants, it solves an important problem in orthopedics, namely, that traditional implants are often unsatisfactory for a significant number of patients.
Therefore, 3D printing is an effective solution for such patients as customized implants can be designed to fit precisely into any anatomical defects or malformations. Besides being anatomically correct, customized medical devices can be fabricated from high-quality and biocompatible materials.
STOCK TIP? Analysts have predicted that the orthopedic 3D printing devices market will register a compound annual growth rate of almost 26% by 2023.