A mother of three with a life-threatening brain aneurysm was recently saved by surgeons who were able to practise her complex surgery beforehand on a 3D-printed replica of her brain vessel anatomy, according to a press release.
And, the ability to make 3D-printed models could help save the lives of many more patients in the future.
“Surgeons at some of the world’s leading hospitals are now able to quickly pinpoint affected areas on individual patients and practice surgeries on realistic anatomical 3D-printed models,” explained Scott Radar, general manager of medical solutions at Stratasys Ltd., in a press release.
“This is expected to dramatically minimize risks associated with delays and complications stemming from real-time, in-procedure diagnoses.”
In the case of Teresa Flint, being able to experiment on a 3D-printed replica allowed her doctors to try out techniques and formulate a plan in advance of her going under the knife, said one of her doctors at The Jacobs Institute inRead More »from 3D printing lets surgeons practice surgery on life-like replicas before you go under the knife