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    3D Printing.....A great way to look at things

    I have a friend with a 3D printer for producing models from digital files, but this is really neat.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6bHCgsd4ik

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_printing

    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 58, the new 53...
    Pre surgery curves C12,T70,L70
    ALIF/PLIF T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showt...on.&highlight=

    My x-rays
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...2&d=1228779214

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...3&d=1228779258

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    Okay, awesome video, Ed! Are we all heading to Las Vegas now? LOL ... No, seriously!
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    They say “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”.

    Not in this case.

    Notice the scoliosis surgeon getting exited! You have a difficult shape, make a model!

    This is a great tool!

    I have little reason to go to Vegas...unless its business related. I play poker with my neighbors, and clean them out 1 penny at a time. He he

    My friend, 3D printed a working gear box.....that cannot be pulled apart without destruction. This is how accurate these machines are.

    I just discovered this video taking data from CT machines....


    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 58, the new 53...
    Pre surgery curves C12,T70,L70
    ALIF/PLIF T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showt...on.&highlight=

    My x-rays
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...2&d=1228779214

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...3&d=1228779258

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    Thanks for posting that. Remarkable.

    Given that one spine surgeon's comments,. I think he is right about this becoming the standard of care.

    I also like how he admitted he gets worried about doing complex deformity cases. No matter how much training you have, some tasks remain hard. Visualizing and fixing a complex deformity clearly fits in that category.

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    Quote Originally Posted by titaniumed View Post
    They say “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”.

    Not in this case.

    Notice the scoliosis surgeon getting exited! You have a difficult shape, make a model!

    This is a great tool!

    I have little reason to go to Vegas...unless its business related. I play poker with my neighbors, and clean them out 1 penny at a time. He he

    My friend, 3D printed a working gear box.....that cannot be pulled apart without destruction. This is how accurate these machines are.

    I just discovered this video taking data from CT machines....


    Ed
    And what an excellent discovery this is!
    I have little use for Vegas as well. I used to live "near" there. Blah! I'm not a gambler. Lake Mead isn't even nice any more. BUT for that kind of precision and technology, I would definitely revisit the idea of revisiting! That is, if I could get the insurance to pay (wishful dreaming).

    Maybe "waiting for progression" isn't such a bad idea anymore. ;-)
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    Rohrer

    There is no need to come to Vegas

    Doctors would simply e-mail the files, they would make the model, and ship it back the next day.

    In the future, I could see these machines being installed in hospitals. Another fantastic tool. There is a huge advantage in having a 1:1 scale model.

    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 58, the new 53...
    Pre surgery curves C12,T70,L70
    ALIF/PLIF T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showt...on.&highlight=

    My x-rays
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...2&d=1228779214

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...3&d=1228779258

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    Quote Originally Posted by titaniumed View Post
    Rohrer

    There is no need to come to Vegas

    Doctors would simply e-mail the files, they would make the model, and ship it back the next day.

    In the future, I could see these machines being installed in hospitals. Another fantastic tool. There is a huge advantage in having a 1:1 scale model.

    Ed
    Duh, I didn't even think about that! LOL
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    Talking Wow!

    This 3D modeling is absolutely amazing technology! I would love to have one done.. Thank you for sharing!

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