3D printing in surgery – an inaugural symposium to mark the opening of our new state-of-the-art 3D printing studio
The Cavendish Imaging converted warehouse in Camden is set to promote cutting-edge medical 3D printing and to communicate the technology’s true potential…
The evening marks the move of the 3D printers from Cavendish Imaging’s birthplace in a listed Georgian Wimpole Street town house, to a custom-built facility in a newly converted Victorian warehouse. Dr Veronique Sauret-Jackson, managing director of Cavendish Imaging & Cavendish Implants, says: “There is no doubt that 3D planning and 3D printing prior to surgery has the potential to reduce operating time and improve the outcome of surgery. Patient recovery is faster, and surgical procedures less invasive. We hope to improve access to the technology and to training, so as to make the use of this technology approach routine in the UK”.
The Cavendish 3D printing facility provides access to a comprehensive range of continuously evolving 3D printers, and a dedicated team of software applications engineers, bioengineers and clinicians with extensive experience of the surgical application of 3D technologies. The facility provides an opportunity for clinicians and hospital managers to readily access these industrial facilities without having to invest limited NHS resources into mediocre and more constraining equipment. Our aim is to act as an extension of each hospital’s own facility, complementing existing skills and resources, with multiple benefits and long-term cost savings in providing the very best in cutting edge patient care.
This symposium will see presentations by leading figures from neurosurgery, orthopaedics, vascular, plastics and craniomaxillofacial surgical disciplines. It is set to demonstrate how surgeons working within the NHS and in the private sector can use sophisticated 3D printing and surgical planning services to the great benefit of their patients. A series of short presentations will be accompanied by an exhibition in the gallery space illustrating some exciting developments in medicine and surgery achieved with the help of 3D printing.
Separating conjoined twins at Great Ormond Street - Mr Dunaway, Consultant plastic surgeon, describes the incredible value of anatomical models to plan and rehearse this dramatic surgery which was featured extensively on national TV and papers.
Proximal humeral fractures - Professor Emery, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, describes the complexity of the arm and shoulder anatomy and the value of 3D models and information for surgical decision making.
Locating biopsy sites - Mr Attia, SpR in Cardiothoracic Surgery, shows how he has overcome the difficulty of translating 3D functional information from the computer to the operating table by devising a 3D printed template to assist in the biopsy of aortic aneurysms.
3D planning and bone remodelling - Mr Collier, Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon, will demonstrate new surgical approaches to facial reconstruction using digital planning and innovative 3D printed templates to transfer the planned surgery to the operative site.
A 3D approach to hip replacement – Professor Hart, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, studies the catastrophically failed hip, and finds that a 3D approach is essential for reconstruction and the way forward for the first-time hip replacement in this common surgical procedure.
A PEEK pre-fabricated patient-specific implant and associated cutting guide - Miss Grieve, Consultant Neurosurgeon, demonstrates the time saving and efficacy of 3D planning and implant design to achieve bone-tumour removal and bone-contour repair with a custom-made implant during a single surgical procedure.
Innovations in oral rehabilitation – Dr Dawood, our own Clinical Director, tells the roots of collaborative approaches to allow patients to eat, drink and redevelop a normal life through the development of innovative patient-specific devices.
Health economics and benefits – Dr Veronique Sauret-Jackson, Managing Director, describes 3D printing investment costs and examines the short and long-term effect on the cost of patient care.
The symposium will be followed by informal discussions in the studio gallery space where 3D printed anatomical models and exhibits will be on display. Dr Andrew Dawood, Clinical Director of Cavendish Imaging and specialist dental surgeon, is a keen user and advocate of the technology and hopes that “this event will be an opportunity for all the surgeons attending to exchange ideas and insights and learn from each other, promoting the cross-fertilisation of ideas among surgeons involved in innovative developments in fields as diverse as facial, ocular, orthopaedic, vascular and dental surgery”.
The symposium will take place at 61-63 Rochester Place, London NW1 9JU
Cavendish Imaging Ltd:
Cavendish Imaging provides patient-specific anatomical models and 3D surgical planning services. It also provides medical imaging services in London, Oxford, Nottingham and Birmingham. An early adopter of state-of-the-art technology, Cavendish Imaging was the first in the UK to offer cone beam CT -now a standard of care for head & neck imaging-, the first to offer CBCT for extremity imaging and combined orthopaedic / maxillofacial applications such as autologous limb-to-face vascularised bone grafting, and the first to make 3D printed anatomical models commercially available to surgeons.
Cavendish Implants Ltd:
CAvendish Implants provides patient-specific craniomaxillofacial implants, templates and surgical cutting guides for surgeons, and designs and moulds for prosthetists. It is often in the news for providing innovative surgical solutions for extraordinary surgical challenges.
Notes to editors:
Dr Veronique Sauret-Jackson managing director (Cavendish Imaging & Cavendish Implants), Dr Andrew Dawood clinical director (Cavendish Imaging) and Dr Robin Richards technical director (Cavendish Implants) are available for interview – please contact Four Colman Getty / Maxine Fennell at Cavendish Imaging.
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