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  1. Bioresorbable patient-specific additive-manufactured bone grafts, meshes, and plates are emerging as a promising alternative that can overcome the challenges associated with conventional off-the-shelf implants...

    Authors: Michaela Maintz, Céline Tourbier, Michael de Wild, Philippe C. Cattin, Michel Beyer, Daniel Seiler, Philipp Honigmann, Neha Sharma and Florian M. Thieringer
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2024 10:13
  2. Device-related bacterial infections account for a large proportion of hospital-acquired infections. The ability of bacteria to form a biofilm as a protective shield usually makes treatment impossible without r...

    Authors: Sophie Nilsson Zagiczek, Matthias Weiss-Tessbach, Manuel Kussmann, Doris Moser, Martin Stoiber, Francesco Moscato, Heinrich Schima and Christian Grasl
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2024 10:12
  3. Multi-laser Additive Manufacturing systems hold great potential to increase productivity. However, adding multiple energy sources to a powder bed fusion system requires careful selection of a laser scan and in...

    Authors: Sean P. Philips, Abigail Tetteh, Matthew A. Di Prima, Albert Burchi and Daniel A. Porter
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2024 10:11
  4. Femoral head avascular necrosis (AVN), or death of femoral head tissue due to a lack of blood supply, is a leading cause of total hip replacement for non-geriatric patients. Core decompression (CD) is an effec...

    Authors: Cameron Bell, Alborz Feizi, Gregory R. Roytman, Alim F. Ramji, Steven M. Tommasini and Daniel H. Wiznia
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2024 10:10
  5. The responsible use of 3D-printing in medicine includes a context-based quality assurance. Considerable literature has been published in this field, yet the quality of assessment varies widely. The limited dis...

    Authors: Martin Schulze, Lukas Juergensen, Robert Rischen, Max Toennemann, Gregor Reischle, Jan Puetzler, Georg Gosheger and Julian Hasselmann
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2024 10:9
  6. Accurate repositioning of the femoral head in patients with Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) undergoing Imhäuser osteotomy is very challenging. The objective of this study is to determine if preoperati...

    Authors: Vera Lagerburg, Michelle van den Boorn, Sigrid Vorrink, Ihsane Amajjar and Melinda M. E. H. Witbreuk
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2024 10:8
  7. The extended trochanteric osteotomy (ETO) is a surgical technique utilized to expose the intramedullary canal of the proximal femur, protect the soft tissues and promote reliable healing. However, imprecise ex...

    Authors: Reza Bergemann, Gregory R. Roytman, Lidia Ani, Alim F. Ramji, Michael P. Leslie, Steven M. Tommasini and Daniel H. Wiznia
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2024 10:7
  8. Additively manufactured (AM) anatomical bone models are primarily utilized for training and preoperative planning purposes. As such, they must meet stringent requirements, with dimensional accuracy being of ut...

    Authors: Emir Benca, Barbara Eckhart, Alexander Stoegner, Ewald Unger, Martin Bittner-Frank, Andreas Strassl, Claudia Gahleitner, Lena Hirtler, Reinhard Windhager, Gerhard M. Hobusch and Francesco Moscato
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2024 10:5
  9. Modern additive manufacturing enables the simultaneous processing of different materials during the printing process. While multimaterial 3D printing allows greater freedom in part design, the prediction of th...

    Authors: Erik Kornfellner, Markus Königshofer, Lisa Krainz, Arno Krause, Ewald Unger and Francesco Moscato
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2024 10:4
  10. The use of medical 3D printing (focusing on anatomical modeling) has continued to grow since the Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) 3D Printing Special Interest Group (3DPSIG) released its initial ...

    Authors: Justin R. Ryan, Reena Ghosh, Greg Sturgeon, Arafat Ali, Elsa Arribas, Eric Braden, Seetharam Chadalavada, Leonid Chepelev, Summer Decker, Yu-Hui Huang, Ciprian Ionita, Joonhyuk Lee, Peter Liacouras, Jayanthi Parthasarathy, Prashanth Ravi, Michael Sandelier…
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2024 10:3
  11. Surgical management for intracranial and extracranial communicating tumors is difficult due to the complex anatomical structures. Therefore, assisting methods are urgently needed. Accordingly, this study aimed...

    Authors: Xiang-heng Zhang, Jiahao Li, Zhenqiang He, Dikan Wang, Guiqing Liao, Si-en Zhang, Hao Duan, Yonggao Mou and Yujie Liang
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2024 10:2
  12. Three-dimensional (3D) modeling and printing are increasingly being used in surgical settings. This technology has several applications including pre-operative surgical planning, inter-team communication, and ...

    Authors: Angela Yang, Kapilan Panchendrabose, Cameron Leong, Syed Shuja Raza and Shahrzad Joharifard
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2024 10:1
  13. Phalloplasty procedures are performed to create a phallus, typically as a gender-affirming surgery for treating gender dysphoria. Due to the controversial nature of this specific procedure, more innovation is ...

    Authors: Maxwell W. Walker, Christodoulos Kaoutzanis and Nicholas M. Jacobson
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2023 9:35
  14. Medical three-dimensional (3D) printing has demonstrated utility and value in anatomic models for vascular conditions. A writing group composed of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Special Inter...

    Authors: Joonhyuk Lee, Seetharam C. Chadalavada, Anish Ghodadra, Arafat Ali, Elsa M. Arribas, Leonid Chepelev, Ciprian N. Ionita, Prashanth Ravi, Justin R. Ryan, Lumarie Santiago, Nicole Wake, Adnan M. Sheikh, Frank J. Rybicki and David H. Ballard
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2023 9:34
  15. Medical three dimensional (3D) printing is performed for neurosurgical and otolaryngologic conditions, but without evidence-based guidance on clinical appropriateness. A writing group composed of the Radiologi...

    Authors: Arafat Ali, Jonathan M. Morris, Summer J. Decker, Yu-hui Huang, Nicole Wake, Frank J Rybicki and David H Ballard
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2023 9:33
  16. Bone health and fracture risk are known to be correlated with stiffness. Both micro-finite element analysis (μFEA) and mechanical testing of additive manufactured phantoms are useful approaches for estimating ...

    Authors: Sriharsha Marupudi, Qian Cao, Ravi Samala and Nicholas Petrick
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2023 9:32
  17. The customizability of 3D printing allows for the manufacturing of personalized medical devices such as laryngectomy tubes, but it is vital to establish the biocompatibility of printing materials to ensure tha...

    Authors: Nicole Senderovich, Sharan Shah, Thomas J. Ow, Stephanie Rand, Joshua Nosanchuk and Nicole Wake
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2023 9:30
  18. The aim of the project was to develop a patient-specific stereotactic system that allows simultaneous and thus time-saving treatment of both cerebral hemispheres and that contains all spatial axes and can be u...

    Authors: Patrick Knorr, Dirk Winkler, Fabian Kropla, Robert Möbius, Marcel Müller, Sebastian Scholz and Ronny Grunert
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2023 9:29
  19. Restoration of mobility of the elbow after post-traumatic elbow stiffening due to osteophytes is often a problem.

    Authors: Ronny Grunert, Dirk Winkler, Franziska Frank, Robert Moebius, Fabian Kropla, Juergen Meixensberger, Pierre Hepp and Maria Elze
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2023 9:28
  20. Due to its high printing resolution and ability to print multiple materials simultaneously, inkjet technology has found wide application in medicine. However, the biological safety of 3D-printed objects is not...

    Authors: Karl H. Schneider, Gunpreet Oberoi, Ewald Unger, Klara Janjic, Sabrina Rohringer, Stefan Heber, Hermann Agis, Andreas Schedle, Herbert Kiss, Bruno K. Podesser, Reinhard Windhager, Stefan Toegel and Francesco Moscato
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2023 9:27
  21. Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap (DIEP) surgical procedures have benefited in recent years from the introduction of 3D printed models, yet new technologies are expanding design opportunities which prom...

    Authors: Nicholas M. Jacobson, Erik Carerra, Aaron Treat, Megan McDonnell, David Mathes and Christodoulous Kaoutzanis
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2023 9:26
  22. Preoperative planning of comminuted fracture repair using 3D printed anatomical models is enabling surgeons to visualize and simulate the fracture reduction processes before surgery. However, the preparation o...

    Authors: Naomi C. Paxton, Brandon G. Wilkinson, Daniel Fitzpatrick, Erin C. Owen, Simon Luposchainsky and Paul D. Dalton
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2023 9:25
  23. Scapular osteotomy for malunion can lead to resolution of pain and functional improvement in scapula fracture sequelae. Understanding three-dimensional bone morphology and analysing post-traumatic deformity is...

    Authors: Stefano Cattaneo, Marco Domenicucci, Claudio Galante, Elena Biancardi, Alessandro Casiraghi and Giuseppe Milano
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2023 9:24
  24. An early childhood skull deformity can have long-term health and aesthetic consequences for the growing toddler. Individual helmet therapy aims at a healthy growth of the skull shape, although not every helmet...

    Authors: Fabian Kropla, Martin Hoffmann, Dirk Winkler, Matthias Krause, Sebastian Scholz and Ronny Grunert
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2023 9:22
  25. For difficult or rare procedures, simulation offers an opportunity to provide education and training. In developing an adequate model to utilize in simulation, 3D printing has emerged as a useful technology to...

    Authors: Lauren Schlegel, Eric Malani, Sara Belko, Ayan Kumar, Eric Barbarite, Howard Krein, Ryan Heffelfinger, Morgan Hutchinson and Robert Pugliese
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2023 9:20

    The Correction to this article has been published in 3D Printing in Medicine 2023 9:23

  26. Sometimes cranioplasty is necessary to reconstruct skull bone defects after a neurosurgical operation. If an autologous bone is unavailable, alloplastic materials are used. The standard technical approach for ...

    Authors: Fabian Kropla, Dirk Winkler, Dirk Lindner, Patrick Knorr, Sebastian Scholz and Ronny Grunert
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2023 9:19
  27. The distal humerus is a rare site for primary and metastatic bone tumors. Due to the scarcity of cases and lack of standardized surgical strategies, it is often difficult for surgeons to choose the right choic...

    Authors: Yingkang Zhu, Shuo Gong, Jin Dai and Lei Zhou
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2023 9:18
  28. Custom-made triflange acetabular implants are increasingly used in complex revision surgery where supporting bone stock is diminished. In most cases these triflange cups induce stress-shielding. A new concept ...

    Authors: J. Magré, K. Willemsen, H. M. A. Kolken, A. A. Zadpoor, H. C. Vogely, B. C. H. van der Wal and H. Weinans
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2023 9:16
  29. External fixators are complex, expensive orthopaedic devices used to stabilize high-energy and complex fractures of the extremities. Although the technology has advanced dramatically over the last several deca...

    Authors: Hunter A. O’Connor, Luke W. Adams, Lisa N. MacFadden and Nathan Wm. Skelley
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2023 9:15
  30. This editorial presents the vision for the newly formed (2022) European 3D Special Interest Group (EU3DSIG) in the landscape of medical 3D printing. There are four areas of work identified by the EU3DSIG in th...

    Authors: Giovanni Biglino, Carina Hopfner, Joakim Lindhardt, Francesco Moscato, Josep Munuera, Gunpreet Oberoi, Alessandro Tel and Arnau Valls Esteve
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2023 9:14
  31. 3D-printed temporal bone models can potentially provide a cost-effective alternative to cadaver surgery that can be manufactured locally at the training department. The objective of this study was to create a ...

    Authors: Andreas Frithioff, Kenneth Weiss, Martin Frendø, Pascal Senn, Peter Trier Mikkelsen, Daniel Sieber, Mads Sølvsten Sørensen, David Bue Pedersen and Steven Arild Wuyts Andersen
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2023 9:12
  32. Implantation of the femoral component with suboptimal version is associated with instability of the reconstructed hip joint. High variability of Prosthetic Femoral Version (PFV) has been reported in primary To...

    Authors: Maria Moralidou, Johann Henckel, Anna Di Laura and Alister Hart
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2023 9:11
  33. 3D (three-dimensional) printing has been adopted by the medical community in several ways, procedure planning being one example. This application of technology has been adopted by several subspecialties includ...

    Authors: Lucas Richards, Shiv Dalla, Sharon Fitzgerald, Carissa Walter, Ryan Ash, Kirk Miller, Adam Alli and Aaron Rohr
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2023 9:10
  34. 3D printing technology has become increasingly popular in healthcare settings, with applications of 3D printed anatomical models ranging from diagnostics and surgical planning to patient education. However, as...

    Authors: Naomi C. Paxton
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2023 9:9

    The Correction to this article has been published in 3D Printing in Medicine 2023 9:31

  35. The use of medical 3D printing has expanded dramatically for breast diseases. A writing group composed of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Special Interest Group on 3D Printing (SIG) provides u...

    Authors: Elsa M. Arribas, Tatiana Kelil, Lumarie Santiago, Arafat Ali, Seetharam C. Chadalavada, Leonid Chepelev, Anish Ghodadra, Ciprian N. Ionita, Joonhyuk Lee, Prashanth Ravi, Justin R. Ryan, Adnan M. Sheikh, Frank J. Rybicki and David H. Ballard
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2023 9:8
  36. Botswana, like most sub-Sahara African nations, uses conventional orthopaedic implants that are sourced from major manufactures in the West. The implants are mass-produced and designed with universal configura...

    Authors: Shathani Nkhwa, Thapelo Montshiwa, Deon de Beer, Gerrie Booysen, Cules van den Heever, Johan Els, Andre Heydenrych and Maikutlo Kebaetse
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2023 9:7
  37. Developments in 3-dimensional (3D) printing technology has made it possible to produce high quality, affordable 3D printed models for use in medicine. As a result, there is a growing assessment of this approac...

    Authors: Carly M. Cooke, Teresa E. Flaxman, Lindsey Sikora, Olivier Miguel and Sukhbir S. Singh
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2023 9:6
  38. Complex facial wounds can be difficult to stabilize due to proximity of vital structures. We present a case in which a patient-specific wound splint was manufactured using computer assisted design and three-di...

    Authors: Sarah C. Nyirjesy, Ryan T. Judd, Yazen Alfayez, Peter Lancione, Brian Swendseid, Natalia von Windheim, Stephen Nogan, Nolan B. Seim and Kyle K. VanKoevering
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2023 9:4
  39. Custom orthoses are becoming more commonly prescribed for upper and lower limbs. They require some form of shape-capture of the body parts they will be in contact with, which generates an STL file that designe...

    Authors: Susan Nace, John Tiernan, Aisling Ní Annaidh and Donal Holland
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2023 9:3
  40. Medical trainees frequently note that cardiac anatomy is difficult to conceive within a two dimensional framework. The specific anatomic defects and the subsequent pathophysiology in flow dynamics may become m...

    Authors: Jonathan Awori, Seth D. Friedman, Christopher Howard, Richard Kronmal and Sujatha Buddhe
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2023 9:2
  41. Bone is a highly complex composite material which makes it hard to find appropriate artificial surrogates for patient-specific biomechanical testing. Despite various options of commercially available bones wit...

    Authors: Katharina Nägl, Andreas Reisinger and Dieter H. Pahr
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2022 8:35
  42. Like most hospitals, our hospital experienced COVID-19 pandemic-related supply chain shortages. Our additive manufacturing lab’s capacity to offset these shortages was soon overwhelmed, leading to a need to im...

    Authors: Ethan P. Larsen, Elizabeth Silvestro, Daria F. Ferro, Asif Chinwalla, Natalie Oppenheimer, Sarah Rogers, Raymond W. Sze and Flaura K. Winston
    Citation: 3D Printing in Medicine 2022 8:34
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