US-based medical device company DePuy Synthes has entered into an agreement with 3D printing company Materialise to introduce TRUMATCH titanium 3D-printed implants for facial and skull disorders.
The new titanium 3D-printed implants will offer a personalised solution for orthognathic surgery and other craniofacial indications.
The device easily integrates with virtual surgical planning, intraoperative patient specific tools and personalised implants which enables surgeons to offer better patient outcomes.
DePuy Synthes in Europe, the Middle East and Africa vice-president Elmar Zurbriggen said: "The TRUMATCH CMF Solutions portfolio includes several advanced technologies for facial reconstruction, orthognathic surgery, distraction, and cranial reconstruction.
“The agreement with Materialise will enable us to continue to bring more personalised solutions to the marketplace furthering our ability to improve patient care.”
The design of the titanium 3D-printed implants is modelled on a CT scan of the patient’s skull and will be added as a feature of DePuy Synthes’ TRUMATCH CMF Solutions.
The TRUMATCH CMF Patient Specific Implants are used to fill gaps in the cranial and craniofacial skeleton.
The implants are created in accordance to the length, width and height of the voids.
It can be a single piece or composed of multiple pieces which are joined by the standard cranial and craniofacial fixation systems.
The implants can either be composed of PEEK Optima-LT (polyetheretherketone) or commercially pure titanium which has a bone-like hardness.