By Te Edwards
The ACO Hip Guide System, a platform of 3D surgical planning software and patient-specific surgical guides for hip surgery from Materialise, will now be joined by Consensus Orthopedics following their adoption of a version for knee surgeries earlier this year.
The system allows surgeons to plan hip surgeries based on a patient’s unique anatomical requirements and any structural damage present. The pre-operative plans use patient-specific guides which are designed and 3D printed for those specific surgical interventions.
Jeroen Dille, the Director of the Materialise Clinical Unit, says the adoption follows just a month after the announcement of his company’s first contract with Consensus Orthopedics.
“We are excited to announce another collaboration agreement, this time with regard to the ACO Hip Guide System,” Dille says. “Through this growing partnership, more surgeons will have access to 3D planning and printing solutions, which ultimately means that more patients can benefit from this technology. Since the start of Materialise 25 years ago, our mission has been to create meaningful 3D printing applications for a better and healthier world.”