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Surgery

In​ ​a​ ​clinical​ ​setting,​ ​3D​ ​printing​ ​allows​ ​for​ ​reductions​ ​in​ ​cost,​ ​workload​ ​and​ ​human​ ​error.​ ​In particular.​ ​Orthopedics​ ​has​ ​been​ ​an​ ​area​ ​where​ ​3D​ ​printing​ ​technology​ ​has​ ​rapidly​ ​increased the​ ​pace​ ​at​ ​which​ ​doctors​ ​are​ ​able​ ​to​ ​diagnose,​ ​educate​ ​about​ ​and​ ​remedy​ ​medical​ ​problems and​ ​illnesses.​ ​By​ ​accurately​ ​replicating​ ​human​ ​anatomy,​ ​3D​ ​printers​ ​allow​ ​healthcare professionals​ ​to​ ​carefully​ ​study​ ​and​ ​practice​ ​for​ ​difficult​ ​surgeries. Additionally,​ ​printers​ ​like​ ​the Slash​ ​can​ ​help​ ​rapid​ ​prototype​ ​custom-made​ ​prosthetics​ ​and​can​ ​help​ ​facilitate​ ​artificial​ ​bone reconstruction.

By​ ​using​ ​imaging​ ​techniques​ ​such​ ​as​ ​magnetic​ ​resonance​ ​imaging​ ​and​ ​computed​ ​tomography, 3D​ ​models​ ​of​ ​bones​ ​can​ ​be​ ​reconstructed​ ​and​ ​used​ ​for​ ​education​ ​and​ ​surgical​ ​practice.​ ​These can​ ​be​ ​used​ ​to​ ​prototype​ ​artificial​ ​joints,​ ​educational​ ​models​ ​and​ ​patient-specific instrumentation.​ ​Rapid​ ​prototyping​ ​techniques​ ​can​ ​greatly​ ​increase​ ​the​ ​rate​ ​at​ ​which​ ​doctors can​ ​deliver​ ​proper​ ​treatments​ ​to​ ​their​ ​patients.​ ​Doctors​ ​can​ ​utilize​ ​the​ ​Slash’s​ ​fast​ ​printing​ ​speed in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​quickly​ ​produce​ ​applicable​ ​models​ ​that​ ​can​ ​lead​to​ ​better​ ​and​ ​faster​ ​treatment​ ​for​ ​the average​ ​patient.​ ​Expansion​ ​of​ ​3D​ ​printing​ ​technologies​ ​in​ ​the​ ​clinical​ ​environment​ ​can​ ​help provide​ ​healthcare​ ​professionals​ ​an​ ​innovative​ ​instrument​ ​that​ ​can​ ​help​ ​largely​ ​in​ ​providing better​ ​patient​ ​care​ ​in​ ​shorter​ ​time.

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