- Working in conjunction with 3D Systems, EIT used additive manufacturing to fabricate an exacting replication of the trabecular bone structure which includes nanostructural features which promote the healing and fusion of the patient’s bones.
- he implant was designed and built to mimic trabecular bone structure and specially fabricated for the individual patient. In practice, it means the implant is far less likely to shift or destroy the structural integrity of surrounding bone. Researchers say the method also prevents delays in the process of fusion.
- EIT say they’ll offer a complete spinal fusion cage solution in the very near term, and they add that plans are already in the works to develop patient-specific implants for the treatment of other complex spinal disorders.
German Patient First To Receive 3D Printed Titanium Spinal Fusion Implant
5. 27. 15 by Jim Crawford