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Prostheses from the printer

Dear Sir or Madam,

Orthopaedic technology is a craft that is changing: Whereas in the past plaster casts had to be taken in order to produce custom-made prostheses and orthoses, digitalisation makes things much easier today. In our Topic of the Month, you can find out how 3D scans and 3D printing are used to create custom-fit aids.

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Kyra Molinari
Editorial team MEDICA-tradefair.com

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Topic of the Month: Digital orthopedic technology
Video: VR in surgical training
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Digital orthopedic technology: scan, customize, print

Topic of the Month

Image: a yellow tube is created in a 3D printer; Copyright: PantherMedia/Markov81
When auxiliary means like orthoses or prostheses do not come from the shelf, but are adapted to the wearer, this means true crafting: In the past, a plaster mold of a body part had to be made as a template to create an individual aid from it step by step. Fortunately, we have come a long way until today. We not only have 3D scanners at our disposal to capture the form of body parts, but we are also able to 3D print precisely fitting products.
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Digital orthopedic technology: scan, customize, print
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AI predicts diabetes risk by measuring fat around the heart

Electromedicine, Medical Technology, Research & Technology

A team led by researchers from Queen Mary University of London has developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool that is able to automatically measure the amount of fat around the heart from MRI scan images.
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New method for predicting the success of breast cancer therapy

Research & Technology, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

In a collaboration with the Faculty of Statistics at TU Dortmund and the University Medical Center in Mainz, a research team at the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors in Dortmund (IfADo) has developed a test that can be used to predict the success of therapy for breast cancer.
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Bone marrow-derived fibrin clot as better source for meniscal repair

Electromedicine, Medical Technology, Research & Technology

Scientists from the Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka City University, have evaluated the clinical results of a meniscal repair using BMA-derived fibrin clots and found that rates of clinical and anatomic failure, and re-tear were 10 percent, 6.7 percent, and 3.3percent respectively – well below their PB counterpart.
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Life-saving device rapidly stops bleeding from knife wounds

Electromedicine, Medical Technology, Research & Technology

Joseph Bentley, a final year Product Design and Technology student, has designed REACT – a new method for rapidly stopping catastrophic blood loss from a knife wound that could be carried out by first responding police officers while waiting for an ambulance.
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Combining three techniques boosts brain-imaging precision

Research & Technology, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

Researchers report that they have developed a method to combine three brain-imaging techniques to more precisely capture the timing and location of brain responses to a stimulus. Their study is the first to combine the three widely used technologies for simultaneous imaging of brain activity. The work is reported in Human Brain Mapping.
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Fracture setting method could replace metal plates

Research & Technology, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

A new biocompatible polymer-based composite material could soon replace metal plates in treating difficult and unstable fractures. Developed at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, the newly-developed material is as strong as dental composites yet non-toxic.
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Simulators for learning success – VR in surgical training

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The most important resource in surgical education is the hands-on experience young surgeons are able to get in the OR. But the possibilities to perform surgery on real patients are very limited, and these situations cause insecurity and stress in beginners. Learn in our video from Jan Hillebrand, VirtaMed AG, Prof. Wolf Petersen, Martin Luther Hospital, and Prof. Dieter Hahnloser, University of Lausanne, how Virtual Reality can fill these gaps.
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Simulators for learning success – VR in surgical training
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Regenerative medicine: RegeneratOR Test Bed to launch start-ups

Laboratory Equipment, Diagnostica, Economy & Markets

The RegeneratOR Test Bed has officially launched, bringing together resources to advance the regenerative medicine field nationally and create an economic development engine for the region and the state overall.
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