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Lessons Learned From Using 3D Printed Models to Improve Surgical Planning

As the director of the structural heart team at Kaleida Health’s Gates Vascular Institute (GVI) in Buffalo, New York, I perform minimally invasive, endovascular surgeries to repair structural defects of the heart, whether a defective valve or other holes or defects. I specialize in transcatheter aortic, mitral, and pulmonic valve replacements, transcatheter mitral clip procedures,…

Italian Hospital Begins Using 3D Printed Prosthetic Bone Implants on Cancer Patients

There are more than a hundred different varieties of cancer, and many of them can present themselves in wildly inconsistent ways, at inconsistent times, seemingly at random. A friend who survived cancer once told me that it was kind of like having a genetic car accident. Cancer can often strike anyone, at any time regardless of previous family history or health habits, and sadly many types of cancer currently have little to no treatments or cures. While I hesitate to classify diseases and disorders, as if one way of losing loved ones is less horrible than another, I must say cancer reaches a special level of horrible that is hard to match.


How to make a low-cost, Open Bionics 3D printed prosthetic hand

Open Bionics is a low-cost 3D printed prosthetic hand company that has been attracting attention since showcasing their device at last year’s CES in Las Vegas. As with other 3D printed prosthetic endeavours, the goal is to bring the cost of custom prosthetics down so those most in need, often situated in developing countries, can have…