The team at MT Ortho reportedly focused on the production of customized prostheses for neurosurgical applications and oncological orthopedics.
The team at MT Ortho reportedly focused on the production of customized prostheses for neurosurgical applications and oncological orthopedics.

MT Ortho, an Italian manufacturer of prostheses has acquired two electron beam melting (EBM) machines to 3D print its products for bone cancer patients.

Until recently, only standardized, conventionally manufactured prostheses or, in limited cases, customized prostheses, were available for patients with bone tumors, according to GE Additive, which supplied the machines.

The team at MT Ortho reportedly focused on the production of customized prostheses for neurosurgical applications and oncological orthopedics. At the same time, the company launched several projects to obtain the European CE mark for several devices in the field of neurosurgery, including a kyphoplasty implant for the treatment of vertebral collapse. According to GE, the device could make it possible to replace current bone fillers, such as cements and bio-cements, with an osteoinductive material.

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