Additive manufacturing has been applied to various stages of surgical procedures. Renowned doctors and institutions increasingly rely on 3D printed models for preparation and training. This was the case for the 27-hour-long separation of Jadon and Anias McDonald , in which 3D printing was used as a tool for virtual planning during the pre-surgery process, in addition to the creation of skull caps required for each infant.
In the case of robotic surgery simulation, 3D printed models help optimize operator skills in docking and configuring port sites or arm placements, manipulation with end-point instruments, and needle control. As pointed out by UK Company 3D Life Prints , these models enhance laparoscopic skills for grasping, cutting, blunt and sharp dissection, approximation, ligation, electrocautery, and suturing. [Source: 3DLifePrints ] The expansion of AI-enabled medical automation creates significant opportunities for the 3D printing industry, which goes far beyond […]
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