Exploring the medical applications of 3D printing with 3D LifePrints has been an incredible experience for the staff and patients of Alder Hey children’s hospital. With 3DLP’s embedded 3D printing facility we have discovered a number of truly novel and exciting ways to make our care better, kinder and easier. Working with 3DLP has been an absolute pleasure. Their attention to detail and innovative team have opened our eyes to a huge range of possibilities.
Iain Hennessey, Clinical Director
Innovation Hub, Liverpool, UK
Just to say a huge thank you for making the 3D model. It's even better than expected and will make planning the case much easier
Registrar Surgeon Alex Glover, Alder Hey Children’s Trust, Liverpool, UK
Reacting to a 3D printed knee model showing the pipleoteal artery
Wow! Great Work! Its amazing that you can see such clear segmentation
Consultant Orthoapaedic Surgeon Puneet Monga, Wrightington Hospital, UK
Reacting to 3DLP's latest 3D printed scapula
3D printing could reduce a lot of challenges we have with training. It is obviously beneficial for the patient, obviously beneficial for the clinician and obviously beneficial for our health systems in terms of reducing costs and reducing complications.
Nicola Blackwood, UK MP & Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department of Health
Speaking to Euronews and 3DLP at the Dubai Arab Health Conference
3D printing offers some really unique and exciting opportunities to change the way that we teach, plan and undertake surgical interventions in orthopaedics. 3D LifePrints are leading the way. The models can be designed to a specific criteria. No two children, or conditions are the same, so a 3D model of a patients problem can only benefits the training, and ultimately the care they receive.
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Daniel Perry
I think the reproduction is excellent and will benefit the patient from from both the clinical perspective, and the families understanding of the nature of her pathology. I used the 3D reconstruction to help the family understand exactly the nature of the deformity. At the end of the consultation the patient's mother admitted that it was the first time she really understood understood the complexity of the deformity"
Consultant orthopaedic spinal Surgeon Neil Davidson, Liverpool, UK
Discussing 3DLP's postoperative spinal model
At the end of the day, the more you practice the better a surgeon you become. Being able to use 3D printed models that mimic tissues from bone to vessels provides us with an incredible opportunity to create high fidelity simulation models.
The model went down well this morning, changed the operation. Patient will almost certainly do better as a result of it, both short term and long term.
Consultant Surgeon, Rob Cooper
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, UK
Invaluable. Really good for guiding my operation and certainly with this patient I would have struggled to work out what to do rather than knowing beforehand. The 3D model was excellent for explaining to the patients as well. Staff in theatre liked them as they could understand what I was doing and what I needed. Using pre-operative 3D models should be the standard of care for Septal patients.
Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Mark Pullan
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, UK
The use of the 3D model in liver surgery consents to clarify several useful pre-operative aspects. The accuracy of the model in terms of anatomical findings was high. In case of complex vascular reconstruction strategies, a rational use of 3D printing technology should be implemented.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Simone Novelli
UCL Institute for Liver and Digestive Health
The 3D PDF’s are brilliant, much better than what we [normally] have access to.
James Davenport, in relation to 2D templating
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
You’ll be pleased to know that the model that you made for us performed very well during the initial usability trials we conducted, and was well received by the ten eminent urological surgeons, from across Europe, who participated.
I have only positive memories of working with the team there and look forward to working with you again, as and when the opportunity arises.