Case Study: 3D Metal: A Revolution in Neurosurgical Design

Wed. October 31| 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM | 211B

Conference: MD&M Minneapolis 2018

Track: MD&M Track B: Technical Solutions

Format: 45-Minute

Pass Type: Conference Pass (Paid)

Mayo Clinic is synonymous with high quality patient care and healthcare innovation. In this session, you'll hear how engineers and surgeons collaborated to develop a novel spine fixation prototype which preserves natural biomechanical range of motion. This device was evaluated through computational modeling and cadaveric testing of 3D printed metal parts.

Topics covered include:
  • New opportunities afforded by 3D printing of metal and plastic prototypes
  • The clinical case for innovation in a lumbar facet joint fixation system
  • Computational modeling and mechanical design leading to rapid device optimization
  • Use of 3D printed titanium parts in cadaver testing for verification of biomechanical performance

Speakers

Mark Wehde

Mark Wehde

Section Head, Technology Development Division of Engineering

Mayo Clinic

Role: Speaker

Joel Kuhlmann

Joel Kuhlmann

Principal Engineer II, Division of Engineering and Technology Services

Mayo Foundation

Role: Speaker

Allen Rech

Allen Rech

Senior Engineer & Project Manager, Division of Engineering

Mayo Clinic

Role: Speaker

Timothy Rossman

Timothy Rossman

Principal Engineer, Division of Engineering

Mayo Clinic

Role: Speaker