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First surgeries completed with in-hospital metal 3D printed implants

Designed and produced at the LimaCorporate ProMade Point of Care for Complex Orthopedic Solutions at HSS

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Surgeons at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York Cirty completed the first patient-specific solutions designed and produced at the ProMade Point of Care Center for Complex Orthopedic Solutions at HSS (ProMade PoC) were successfully used in two complex joint reconstruction surgeries. The implants were produced by LimaCorporate, partner of HSS for the ProMade PoC.

First surgeries completed with in-hospital metal 3D printed implants at the ProMade Point of Care for Complex Orthopedic Solutions at HSSOne case was a hip procedure performed by hip and knee surgeon Robert L. Buly, MD, at HSS in New York City, while the other was a shoulder procedure performed by orthopedic surgeon Patrick Connor, MD, at the OrthoCarolina Center in Charlotte N.C.

Luigi Ferrari, LimaCorporate CEO, stated, “The successful completion of these first two ProMade surgeries produced at the ProMade PoC Center is a source of pride for LimaCorporate. It demonstrates what can be achieved when our technology and know-how are combined with leading expert surgeons, such as Dr. Buly and Dr. Connor, and the visionary health care institution of HSS.  We’re all united by the same goal: to advance patient care and to restore the eMotion of Motion.”

The ProMade PoC Center offers the opportunity for enhanced collaboration between the design and manufacturing engineers and the surgeons to develop patient-specific solutions before being 3D printed in the onsite facility. It reduces by weeks the time to surgery and has become a resource available not only to HSS physicians but to providers and hospitals throughout the U.S.

“The accessibility of the ProMade PoC Center is greatly beneficial to providers to meet the needs of patients with especially unique cases,” said Dr. Connor. “Such customized solutions may provide a viable opportunity to those individuals who face very limited options for reconstruction and improve the chances for success.”

First surgeries completed with in-hospital metal 3D printed implants at the ProMade Point of Care for Complex Orthopedic Solutions at HSSDr. Buly added, “3D printing has advantages over conventional machining, particularly for the ease with which very complex shapes can be made. It is important for orthopedic implants to match the anatomical requirements of the individual, and I’m thrilled to have addressed my unique case in collaboration with ProMade engineers to develop a patient-specific component and expedite what was once a time-intensive, international production process.”

The center, established through a long-standing strategic relationship between HSS and LimaCorporate, is an FDA-regulated commercial facility located at the HSS main campus in New York City.  The aim of this innovative, first of its kind project is to provide faster and more accessible care for U.S. patients requiring personalized and unique complex joint replacement solutions.

“We couldn’t be more excited to see our vision for the ProMade PoC Center realized with these first patient-specific implants,” said Louis A. Shapiro, President and CEO of HSS. “HSS has always been focused on advancing the field of orthopedics, and we’re proud to offer solutions that benefit providers and patients across the country. This center and our ongoing partnership with LimaCorporate represent HSS’ innovative spirit. By sharing our knowledge and creating new levels of access to custom 3D printing capabilities, we hope to continue to empower best-in-class patient care and accelerate the development of new complex musculoskeletal solutions.”

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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based VoxelMatters. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites and, as well as VoxelMatters Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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