- More than 30 doctors participated in the Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme
- Application of 3D printing in Orthopaedic surgery explained to the medical practitioners
Meerut, 18th July, 2018: With an aim to provide education on application and importance of 3D printing in Orthopaedic surgery, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi organised a continuing medical education (CME) programme at Hotel Crystal Palace, Boundary Road in Meerut today. The event witnessed more than 30 doctors who were present to learn the new trends and developments in the field. Dr (Prof) Raju Vaishya, Sr. Consultant – Orthopaedic & Joint Replacement Surgeon, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals gave details about the use of 3D printing in orthopaedics and its benefits.
Addressing the gathering, Dr (Prof) Raju Vaishya said, “Everyday, doctors face patients with critical and complicated health problems and diseases. To manage such critical diseases effectively, medical practitioners need high-end technologies and equipments. 3D printing technology is surely one of these that is penetrating in the healthcare field at a fast pace. In clinical setting, it is mainly being applied in Orthopaedics. Nowadays, a group of 3D printing-based patient-specific osteotomy instruments, orthopaedic implants have been developed for clinical use. This technology is helping Indian orthopaedic surgeons and technicians to develop innovative medical devices and catch up with their Western counterparts.”
Explaining about the process in detail, Dr Vaishya further added, “3D images of bones can be re-constructed based on the imaging techniques like computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and then the prototypes of the bones can be obtained using layered manufacturing technique (LMT) for teaching, presentation, and surgical design purposes. Development of metallic implants and personalised prostheses is the most important and most valuable direction when it comes to applying 3D printing in the field of Orthopaedics.”
“The application of 3D printing in healthcare and mainly in orthopaedics is experiencing a rapid translation. Only a ‘real world’ clinical translation can reveal the value and future of 3D printing. It provides a great opportunity for the orthopaedic implantable medical devices manufacturing in India to catch up with the advanced countries and provide Indians with an access to advance healthcare facilities,” concluded Dr Vaishya.
About Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals:
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, India’s first JCI accredited hospital, is a joint venture between the Government of Delhi and Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited. Commissioned in July 1996, it is the third super-specialty tertiary care hospital set up by the Apollo Hospitals Group. Spread over 15 acres, it houses 57 specialties with more than 300 specialists and more than 700 operational beds, 19 operation theatres, 138 ICU beds, round-the-clock pharmacy, NABL accredited laboratories, 24-hour emergency services and an active air ambulance service. Apollo Hospitals Delhi has the leading programme in kidney and liver transplant in the country. The first successful paediatrics and adult liver transplants in India were performed at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals. The hospital is at the forefront of medical technology and expertise. It provides a complete range of latest diagnostic, medical and surgical facilities for the care of its patients. The Hospital has introduced the most sophisticated imaging technology to India with the introduction of 64 slice CT and 3 Tesla MRI, Novalis Tx and the integrated PET Suite. Indraprastha Apollo has also pioneered the concept of preventive health check programmes and has created a satisfied customer base over decades. The Hospital has been consistently ranked amongst the best 10 hospitals in India by The Week survey for the past few years.