With the addition of personalized Titanium 3D-Printed Implants, DePuy Synthes is now able to offer TRUMATCH Orthognathics, a personalized total solution for orthognathic surgery, also known as corrective jaw surgery, as well as Titanium 3D-Printed Implants for other facial reconstruction applications. These seamlessly integrate virtual surgical planning and patient specific implants and instruments to help surgeons achieve their goals for accuracy, efficiency and patient outcomes.
Similar to other products within the TRUMATCH CMF Solutions portfolio, the Titanium 3D-Printed Implants are designed based on a CT scan of the patient's skull and the outcome of computer-aided surgical planning.
"DePuy Synthes offers advanced technologies for facial reconstruction, orthognathic surgery, distraction and cranial reconstruction," said Juan-José Gonzalez, president, DePuy Synthes, U.S. "The addition of Titanium 3D-Printed Implants from Materialise will allow us to continue bringing these solutions to the marketplace, furthering our ability to advance patient care."
DePuy Synthes has worked with Materialise in the field of personalized solutions for craniofacial surgery since 2010, providing surgeons with computer-aided surgical planning and 3D-printed, personalized surgical guides. The U.S. launch of TRUMATCH Titanium 3D-Printed Implants for orthognathic and facial reconstruction further complements the success of these products, which launched in Europe and Australia in 2016.
"We have been using TRUMATCH Orthognathics for more than a year and the use of these personalized surgical guides and plates demonstrate a high predictability of maxillary positioning," said Prof. Dr. med. Dr. med. dent. habil. Alexander Schramm, University Hospital and Military Hospital Ulm, Germany. "In addition to saving time in the OR, the use of this new digital approach may achieve surgeon independent accuracy of maxillary positioning, facilitating resident training even in the treatment of complex malformations."
DePuy Synthes will begin marketing TRUMATCH Titanium 3D-Printed Implants in mid-September.