Stryker partners with 3D Systems to improve personalized surgery: 5 observations

Written by Mackenzie Garrity | January 17, 2018 | Print  |

3D Systems signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Stryker for virtual surgical planning and anatomical models for craniomaxillofacial procedures.

Here are five observations:


1. Stryker hopes the partnership will increase the opportunity for personalized surgical planning and improve techniques available to healthcare professionals. In return, patients and surgeons will spend less time in the operating room.


2. 3D Systems developed its virtual surgical planning and received FDA clearance as a service-based approach to personalized surgery.


3. To utilize the system, surgeons bring their clinical knowledge and desired surgical plan to an online web meeting with 3D Systems engineers. From there, a digital plan is brought to the operating room via 3-D printed patient-specific models, guides and templates.


4. Stryker plans to fully incorporate this tool into its craniomaxillofacial business, which specializes in patient-specific options. The agreement is specific to the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia.


5. 3D Systems has provided virtual surgical planning and anatomical services in more than 100,000 cases.


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