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septembrie 16, 2015

Cancer patient receives 3-D printed ribs

This image shows the front of 3-D printed titanium sternum and ribs; ©CSIRo
This image shows the front of 3-D printed titanium sternum and ribs; ©CSIRo

After being diagnosed with a chest wall sarcoma, a 54-year-old Spanish man’s surgical team made the decision to remove his sternum and a portion of his rib cage and replace it with an implant.

The implant was designed and manufactured by medical device company, Anatomics, who utilized the CSIRO’s 3D printing facility, Lab 22 in Melbourne, Australia. The surgical team, Dr José Aranda, Dr Marcelo Jimene and Dr Gonzalo Varela from Salamanca University Hospital, knew the surgery would be difficult due to the complicated geometries involved in the chest cavity.

The procedure has been described in the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.

„We thought, maybe we could create a new type of implant that we could fully customize to replicate the intricate structures of the sternum and ribs,” Aranda said. „We wanted to provide a safer option for our patient, and improve their recovery post-surgery.”

That’s when the surgeons turned to Anatomics. After assessing the complexity of the requirements, Anatomics CEO Andrew Batty said the solution lay in metallic 3D printing. „We wanted to 3D print the implant from titanium because of its complex geometry and design,” he said.

„While titanium implants have previously been used in chest surgery, designs have not considered the issues surrounding long term fixation. Flat and plate implants rely on screws for rigid fixation that may come loose over time. This can increase the risk of complications and the possibility of reoperation.”

Through high resolution CT data, the Anatomics team was able to create a 3D reconstruction of the chest wall and tumor, allowing the surgeons to plan and accurately define resection margins. „From this, we were able to design an implant with a rigid sternal core and semi-flexible titanium rods to act as prosthetic ribs attached to the sternum,” Batty said.

Working with experts at CSIRO’s 3D printing facility Lab 22, the team then manufactured the implant out of surgical grade titanium alloy. „We built the implant using our $1.3 million Arcam printer,” Alex Kingsbury from CSIRO’s manufacturing team said.

„The printer works by directing an electron beam at a bed of titanium powder in order to melt it. This process is then repeated, building the product up layer-by-layer until you have a complete implant. „3D printing has significant advantages over traditional manufacturing methods, particularly for biomedical applications. As well as being customizable, it also allows for rapid prototyping – which can make a big difference if a patient is waiting for surgery.”

Once the prosthesis was complete it was couriered to Spain and implanted into the patient.

„The operation was very successful,” Aranda said. „Thanks to 3D printing technology and a unique resection template, we were able to create a body part that was fully customized and fitted like a glove.”

Source: www.medica.de

Reclame

Al VIII-lea Congres ARTOP

5-7 Noiembrie 2015

Hotel Victoria, Pitești, Județul ARGEȘ

Temele Congresului:

  • screeningul displaziei de dezvoltare a șoldului
  • depistarea precoce a scoliozei
  • osteogeneza imperfectă
  • varia

Data limită de transmitere a rezumatelor: 15 septembrie 2015 la adresa artop2008@yahoo.com

Taxa de congres

Pentru membrii ARTOP

Până la 30.09.2015

Lei350/ participant

După 30.09.2015

Lei450/ participant

Pentru non-membrii ARTOP

Până la 30.09.2015

Lei450/ participant

După 30.09.2015

Lei550/ participant

Plata se face în contul: RO 47 BTRL 0430 1205 J474 30XX, deschis la Banca Transilvania, Sucursala Brâncoveanu

Congresul va fi creditat cu ore EMC

Participarea medicilor rezidenti este suportata de catre ARTOP

Sursa: ortopediepediatrica.ro/

Al XVI-lea Congres National de Ortopedie si Traumatologie

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21-23 octombrie 2015

Bucuresti, Palatul Parlamentului

Dragi participanți,

Cătălin-Cîrstoiu-mediu-1024x683 (3)Sperăm în continuarea tradiției de a organiza Congrese Naționale de interes profesional, educațional și științific.

Sperăm în dezvoltarea Societății Române de Ortopedie și Traumatologie în contextul interdisciplinarității între ramurile și specialitățile medicale.

Sperăm într-un Congres care să ofere informații noi, tehnologii moderne, concepte și manevre practice actuale, precum și o atmosferă de colegialitate și coerență profesională, etică și interumană.

În numele Comitetului de Organizare al Congresului Al XVI-lea al Societății Române de Ortopedie și Traumatologie doresc bun venit în București tuturor chirurgilor ortopezi din România. Ne dorim un Congres care să abordeze obiectiv temele supuse dezbaterii raportat la experiența fiecărui participant, dar în egală măsură un Congres conectat la valorile internaționale.

Specialitatea noastră se dezvoltă rapid și exploziv, afluxul de informație profesională este impresionant. Rolul fiecăruia dintre noi este de a asigura o evoluție dinamică, științifică, coerentă a ortopediei și traumatologiei în România.

Bun venit in București !

Prof. Dr. Florin Cătălin CÎRSTOIU
Președinte SOROT

Sursa: medevents.ro/

The Swiss city of Geneva will host the 17th EFORT annual congress (01-03 June 2016)

A combined programme in partnership with swiss orthopaedics

Patients live longer today and orthopaedic surgeons help them live better, based on that fact the main theme of the congress is “Maintaining activity through life

The abstract submission and the congress registration are open!

Congress highlights include sessions on tribology, muskuloskeletal tumors and infections, spin, upper and lower limb, trauma and paedicatrics.

Source: www.efort.org

12th Annual International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium

DEFINING TODAY’S STATE-OF-THE-ART PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDIC CARE

This four-day meeting covers the spectrum of pediatric and adolescent orthopaedic conditions – from frequently-seen problems to rare conditions that demand specialized care. Discover new insights and return to your practice with a greater knowledge of today’s
leading-edge issues in pediatric orthopaedic surgery.

VIEW COURSE BROCHURE

CUSTOMIZE THE EXPERIENCE TO YOUR INTERESTS

Recognizing the increasing complexity, diversity and subspecialty interests within pediatric orthopaedics, IPOS provides a format for registrants to customize their learning experience to their unique practice needs. In addition to focused lectures and case discussions, registrants may choose from over 40 breakout sessions, demonstrations, hands-on technical workshops, and industry-sponsored satellite sessions.

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COURSE DIRECTOR:

Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH

DIRECTOR EMERITUS:

John M. (Jack) Flynn, MD

ADVISORY BOARD:

Donald S. Bae, MD; Pablo Castañeda, MD; Jon R. Davids, MD; Theodore J. Ganley, MD; William G. Mackenzie, MD; Gregory A. Mencio, MD; Charles T. Price, MD; Suken A. Shah, MD; Brian G. Smith, MD

Source: ipos.posna.org/

Conferinţa Naţională de Ortopedie şi Traumatologie va avea loc în octombrie

sorotSocietatea Română de Ortopedie şi Traumatologie anunţă Conferinţa Naţională de Ortopedie şi Traumatologie, ce va avea loc anul acesta în perioada 6- 9 Octombrie la Cheile Grădiştei-Fundata.

Tematica acestei manifestări ştiinţifice este următoarea: Traumatismele oaselor articulaţiei genunchiului, Bolile piciorului, Artroscopie, Varia.

Tematica Societăţii Române de Artroscopie pentru Conferinţa Naţională de Ortopedie este: Genunchiul (leziuni ligamentare updatate, patologia meniscului şi cartilajului), Umărul  (instabilităţi, patologia mansetei rotatorii şi a spaţiului subacromial), Varia.

Taxa de înscriere până la 1 august (asigură participarea la lucrările ştiinţifice ale Conferinţei Naţionale de Ortopedie, acces la expoziţia de aparatură, tehnică medicală şi medicamente, mapa, badge, program social: medici primari SOROT 150 Euro, medici specialisti SOROT 100 Euro, medici rezidenţi 50 Euro, medici non-membri SOROT 200 Euro. Taxa de însoţitor: 50 Euro (cuprinde: intrarea la conferinţă, mapă, badge, program social).

Taxa de înscriere după 1 august: medici primari SOROT 180 Euro, medici specialişti SOROT 120 Euro, medici rezidenţi 70 Euro, medici non-membri SOROT 240 Euro. Taxa de însotitor: 50 Euro (cuprinde: intrarea la conferinţă, mapă, badge, program social).

Sursa: www.info-sanatate.ro/

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