Starting from the diagnostic images CT-Scan our R&D department analyzes the case in collaboration with the surgeon to determine the most suitable solution.
Once the study is approved by the surgeon, the components are realized by a 3D printer from titanium powder.
TRASER® (Selective Laser Melting) is an additive manufacturing technology that selectively fuses together specific portions of a thin layer of titanium powder using a laser beam to create solid objects.
At the end of the printing process the components are removed from the support, subjected to heat treatment and sandblasting, then to subsequent traditional mechanical processing to obtain the finished implant.
Custom made solutions play an increasing crucial role either for the creation of components with a specific design in order to address particular clinical scenarios (bone losses, complex anatomies, fractures or post-traumatic complications, hardware in situ) and to produce implants of small dimensions, for example for treatment of patients with dwarfism.