Towards printing personalized orthopaedic implants, the Prosperos project – Presented by Chris Arts, Maastricht University Medical Centre

Towards printing personalized orthopaedic implants, the Prosperos project – Presented by Dr Chris Arts, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Department Orthopaedic Surgery at the 3D Medtech Printing Conference, which takes place on Feb 01 2017 at MECC Maastricht in The Netherlands.

Prosperos (Printing Personalized Orthopedic Implants) is a research project between 12 partners led by Maastricht UMC + in the area of ​​smart, 3-D printed implants for repair of large bone defects. The research has been focused on the development of mechanical and biologically active implants that can be adapted to the personalized needs of each individual patient. Design, geometry and mechanical behavior can all be used to influence growth and attachment of bone cells on the implant surfaces. If successful, this will result in faster implant integration, faster rehabilitation and a reduction of re-operations incidence.

About Dr Chris Arts
Dr Chris Arts is associate professor Translational biomaterials research at Maastricht University Medical Centre, Dept Orthopaedic Surgery and also holds a position as lecturer and scientist at Eindhoven University of Technology, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering. Research focusses on biomaterials for use in bone healing, infection treatment and treatment of spinal deformation. Furthermore, he is actively working on development of 3-D printed Titanium implants. Dr. Arts has co-authored about 50 articles in peer-reviewed international journals and several book chapters and  has contributed to several  patents.

About Maastricht University Medical Centre, Department Orthopaedic Surgery
UM and azM work together under the umbrella organisation Maastricht UMC+, or Maastricht University Medical Center+. Maastricht UMC+ is the perfect partner for: health recovery, health preservation and health promotion. Quality, safety and patient focus are given the highest priority in everything we do.Our mission is brief and to the point: to provide the best possible care and improve the health in the region through the integration of patient care, research, and education.

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