In-house manufactured PEEK cranioplasty implants – initial experience from Skåne University Hospital

Point of care produced implants hold great promise to improve patient care. Skåne University Hospital has recently implanted the first 3D printed implants that have been designed and manufactured on site. As far as we know this is the first time in the world where the entire process from scanning, design, manufacture, and post-processing are performed solely at the point-of-care and by the hospital. In the first part of the presentation, we will present the initial experience including technical aspects and regulatory challenges. In the second part of the presentation, we will give a live demonstration of the patient-specific implant design process.

The first part of the talk will be presented by Philip Bernborg, Skåne University Hospital.
The second part of the talk will be presented by Einar Heiberg, Skåne University Hospital, Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine. Einar Heiberg is also founder of Medviso AB.

A presentation by Philip Bernborg, Research Engineer at Skåne University Hospital together with Einar Heiberg.

The view of the speaker

Question 1: What drives you?
Equal, personalized and the best treatment for all patients.

Question 2: Why should the delegate attend your session?
3D-printed implants produced at a hospital!

Question 3: What emerging technologies / trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
Individual hospitals will adopt 3D-printing technologies which will enable physicians and caretakers to provide individualized healthcare to the patients. In the short run this will improve the lives of the patient which in the long run will benefit society.

Question 4: What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
Improving the lives of patients and medical personnel as well as pushing the thinking about what hospitals can do with In-house manufactured implants.

Question 5: What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
The regulatory paradigm of medical devices.

Philip Bernborg is speaker at the 2022 edition of the 3D Medtech Printing Conference during the 3D Medical Printing Series

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