3D Systems Healthcare was founded on the idea that medical imaging studies should not only be used for diagnosis but that they should drive clinical treatment. This principle has propelled development of world-leading surgical planning and clinical transfer tools, which guide how reconstructive surgery is done today. Having had the chance to work with many surgeons around the world on tens of thousands of patient cases has been an incredible privilege. This also gives us a unique perspective on surgical planning and common challenges faced by surgical teams every day. We’ve used that knowledge to further our product line into new and exciting areas, including VSP® (Virtual Surgical Planning) and creation of additively manufactured implant constructs.Read More
ROCK HILL, South Carolina, January 19, 2017 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today the expansion of its groundbreaking Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP®) service to include VSP Cranial for cranial and craniofacial procedures. VSP Cranial is 510(k) cleared for use in the operating room and enables surgeons to create a virtual pre-surgical plan that can be instrumented with sterilizable, patient-specific 3D printed anatomical models, guides and templates. The use of VSP Cranial on these complex and sensitive procedures enables doctors to plan around and become familiar with a patient’s specific anatomy, and is intended to facilitate the pre-surgical planning process as well as the transfer of that plan to the operating room. By supplying surgeons with informative digital tools and accurate 3D printed surgical guides, VSP Cranial is designed to help doctors deliver improved surgical outcomes. Read More
ROCK HILL, South Carolina, November 10, 2016 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today the extension of the company’s anatomical modeling service to include a pliable MultiJet Printing (MJP) material for its patient-specific 3D modeling and printing service. As part of 3D Systems’ advanced end-to-end medical 3D printing solutions, this 3D modeling and printing service is designed to aid the planning of procedures for patients with critical congenital heart defects (CHD) requiring surgical intervention. CHDs are the most common birth defect, affecting approximately 12 of every 1000 live births (1). Read More
LITTLETON, Colorado, October 11, 2016 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced today the successful spinal surgery of national sled hockey champion Mark Weimer, aided by 3D Systems' proprietary digital manufacturing workflow for healthcare. The complicated 15-hour surgery was performed by Dr. George Frey of Mighty Oak Medical in Englewood, CO, to alleviate pain caused by nerve and spinal cord compression following previous operations. 3D Systems' workflow was central to the success of the procedure, enabling the replication of complex patient anatomy for surgical planning, instrumentation and reference. Read More
Watch as surgeons at NYU Langone Medical Center use Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP®) and highly accurate 3D printed models and surgical guides to drastically reduce surgery time.
Over 3D Systems' history, it has played a role in helping surgical teams separate an amazing 25 different sets of conjoined twins. These cases have included craniopagus (joined at the head), ischiopagus (joined at the hip), pygopagus (joined at the hip/spine) and thoracopagus (joined at the chest). Geographically speaking, 3D Systems has assisted teams of surgeons from our first case in Seattle, Washington to Dallas, New York and many places around the world, including Singapore, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Canada and others. Please let us know if you are a surgical team needing modeling assistance, as many of these services have been donated.
Microtia, the underdevelopment of the external ear, occurs in roughly 1:10,000 births and is typically found unilaterally. 3D Systems' novel VSP® Microtia product helps surgeons reconstruct the ear with the patient’s own tissue (called autogenous reconstruction). The planning and templates for these cases give the surgeon better confidence in making the new ear look like the existing ear and facilitate efficiency in surgery. Click here for more information on VSP® Microtia.