JRI Orthopaedics to offer 3D-printed implants through pioneering partnership
Patients across the country are set to benefit from a pioneering partnership between Sheffield healthcare company JRI Orthopaedics and one of the world’s largest providers of 3D printing services.
Under the collaboration, JRI Orthopaedics will supply patient-specific, 3D-printed hip and shoulder implants for cases involving highly challenging bone and joint reconstruction surgery.
The company has teamed up with Mobelife to offer its innovative aMace Acetabular Revision System and Glenius Shoulder Glenoid Revision Component to orthopaedic surgeons throughout the UK.
These systems are usually used where failure of an implant used in an earlier joint replacement procedure has resulted in significant bone loss, which cannot be reconstructed with a standard, off-the-shelf implant.
A CT scan of the patient’s pelvis or shoulder is used by Belgium-based Mobelife to create a virtual model of their anatomy and a computer-generated plan for a personalised implant, which is checked with the surgeon before being 3D printed.
The customised Mobelife solution will be added to JRI Orthopaedics’s existing product portfolio for lower and upper limb joint reconstruction, which includes the Furlong total hip replacement system and the VAIOS shoulder replacement system.