Materialise, Exactech partner on 3D-printed shoulder implants

[Image courtesy of Materialise]Materialise announced today that it entered into a collaboration with Exactech to provide 3D-printed implants for shoulder defects.

Leuven, Belgium-based Materialise provides 3D planning and printing solutions for medical applications. Gainesville, Florida-based Exactech develops innovative implants, instrumentation and smart technologies for joint replacement surgery.

Together, they aim to include the Materialise Glenius solution in the Exactech portfolio. This would enable surgeons to help patients with personalized implants in Europe and Australia.

In a news release, Materialize said orthopedic surgeons can leverage its personalized implants to treat patients with substantial glenoid bone loss. These patients fail to receive sustainable results from standard and augmented reverse shoulder implants.

“By including the Materialise Glenius implant into our existing offering, we’re providing surgeons in Europe and Austral…

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