Virtual Surgical Planning Workflow with 3D Systems and Stryker

VSP workflow with 3D Systems and Stryker overview video

Overview

3D Systems' VSP® technology received FDA market clearance as a service based approach to personalized surgery, combining expertise in medical imaging, surgical simulation, and 3D printing. The surgeon initiates the process, bringing their clinical knowledge and desired surgical plan to an online web meeting with a 3D Systems biomedical engineer to simulate and plan the surgical procedure. The outcome is a digital plan that is transferred to the operating room via accurate, 3D-printed, patient-specific models, guides, and templates.

As a pioneer in the personalized medicine space, 3D Systems has provided VSP or anatomic services in more than 120,000 cases. The Stryker Craniomaxillofacial business specializes in providing patient-specific options and innovative solutions that help drive efficiencies in surgical suites. The combination of Stryker’s specialized sales force with 3D Systems cutting-edge 3D printing and patient-specific solutions positions both companies to provide a superior level of service to healthcare professionals who use these revolutionary products.

3D Systems is happy to announce new Innovation for its VSP Solutions with an expanded portfolio of materials for surgical guides exclusively available through Stryker.

The FDA has provided 510(k) clearance for maxillofacial surgical guides 3D printed using its LaserForm® Ti and DuraForm® ProX PA materials. The new clearance allows for more innovative surgical guide designs that improve performance and is the latest delivery on 3D Systems’ customer-centric approach to address the needs of surgeons performing maxillofacial and reconstructive surgeries. 3D Systems’ surgical guides produced using these materials as part of its VSP solutions offer unprecedented flexibility in design options, and are capable of having lower profile designs to enhance visibility and access in the surgical site, while also possessing improved strength and rigidity.

  • Titanium VSP Guides

    Features and benefits:

    Material made 20x stronger1

    With titanium, you can experience increased strength over our traditional guides, allowing cutting and drilling directly through the guides.

    Customized by you, for you

    You can maximize functionality of the guides by altering cut slots to match your surgical blade. You can choose the height of your drill guide and cutting slots to control trajectory or reduce guide profile height.

    Lower profile, easier placement

    With slimmer profiles, the guides can provide easier placement in areas with limited exposure.

    Your visualization, increased

    Improve your visibility of the surgical site with lower profiles and a new cellular structure design which can help you better see anatomy.

  • Nylon VSP Guides

    Features and benefits:

    Material made 88% tougher1

    The nylon guides can better withstand mechanical forces, providing an improved performance.

    Customized by you, for you

    Select occlusal or bone-borne guides to fit your surgical needs. Further customize the guides with optional features such as nasal floor registration.

    Lower profile, easier placement

    Slimmer profile guides can provide easier placement in areas with limited exposure.

    Your visualization, increased

    Improve your visibility of the surgical site with lower profiles and a new cellular structure design which can help you better see anatomy.

  • VSP-CMF-SLA-Fibula-Guide

    Traditional VSP Guides

    Proven since the start

    The original guide. Used in thousands of cases, the traditional guide pioneered the personalized medicine space.

    Features and benefits:

    Customized solutions

    Designed from the VSP session, these surgical guides are the physical output of the preplanned surgery. They assist a surgeon with patient-specific marking, positioning and osteotomy decisions in the OR.

References:
1: Data compared to 3D Systems’ Traditional cutting and marking guides. Proprietary mechanical validation testing data on file at 3D Systems.

VSP Process

  • Upload CT/CBCT Data.
  • CMF CT Scan Image
    Prepare medical imaging data for the web meeting.
  • vsp webmeeting between engineer and surgeon
    Surgeon and 3D Systems engineers attend a surgical planning web meeting.
  • patient-specific guide design
    Design patient-specific disposable instruments (splints, guides).
  • Case report review and design approval
    Surgeon reviews and approves a detailed case report for the instrument design.
  • 3D print models, guides, and templates.
  • Ship 3D-printed models, guides, and templates.
  • Intermediate splint in patient's mouth
    Use models, guides, and templates in surgery.

VSP Products