Provider of 3D software and 3D printing solutions, Materialise, has announced its partnership with Consensus Orthopedics, who will use the company’s proprietary Knee Guide System.
The Materialise Knee Guide System, a solution consisting of easy-to-use 3D surgical planning software and patient-specific surgical guides for knee surgery, allows surgeons to efficiently and accurately plan knee surgeries based on the patient’s unique anatomy and structural damage. Based on that pre-operative plan, patient-specific guides are designed and 3D printed for use during surgery. This widely-used system will now include Consensus Orthopedics.
Jeroen Dille, Director of Materialise’s Clinical Unit, states: “Since the start of Materialise 25 years ago, it has been our mission to improve people’s lives through meaningful applications of 3D printing. It is the realization of this mission that first led us to pioneer medical image based guide technology, including solutions for the knee, and is why a collaboration with Consensus Orthopedics is a natural next step. Through this collaboration we are further positioned to help even more surgeons discover the benefits that 3D printing can offer in the planning and execution of total knee arthroplasty.”
Colleen Gray, President and CEO of Consensus declares: “Materialise is providing Consensus with a unique and differentiated product. The ability for our surgeons to pre-operatively plan and use patient-specific guides based on their patients’ MRI allows for more predictable surgical outcomes. Consensus is excited to team with Materialise and deliver innovative solutions for the orthopedic market.”