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Mighty Oak Medical: Second FDA Clearance for FIREFLY

Mighty Oak Medical is spreading its branches with the news of its second FDA clearance for its 3D printed FIREFLY Pedicle Screw Navigation Guides. This essentially extends compatibility to all currently cleared pedicle screw systems. The new clearance also extends the indications for use to T1-S2/ilium. The company indicates that by choice, Mighty Oak does…  
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Mighty Oak Medical: Second FDA Clearance for FIREFLY

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Winning Technology: Navigation-Enabled Cortical Screw

What happens when you marry 3D printing with pre-op planning using a CT scan? Answer: a mechanical guidance system specific to each cortical screw. That, in turn gives the surgeon an ability to pre-surgically plan midline trajectories in thoracolumbar spinal fusion surgery. No complex and expensive computer navigation or robots required. With this system surgeons…  
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Winning Technology: Navigation-Enabled Cortical Screw

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3D-Printed Spine Helps Girl With Scoliosis Be More Active

AURORA – Jocelynn Taylor, 13, is back to hiking and swimming less than two months after having two spinal fusion surgeries. Before the spinal fusion surgeries, Jocelynn’s posture was hunched over. Her spinal curvature was over 100 degrees. At the age of 7, Jocelynn started wearing braces to try to stop the progression of her…  
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3D-Printed Spine Helps Girl With Scoliosis Be More Active

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Innovative Surgery Guided by 3D Printing Alleviates Pain for Champion Sled Hockey Player

Innovative Surgery Guided by 3D Printing Alleviates Pain for Champion Sled Hockey Player When Mark Weimer emerged from the fog of pain medication after major spinal surgery, he didn’t think about how he was feeling. He thought about what he wasn’t feeling: the pain in his quad muscles, emanating from his lower spine, that had…  
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Innovative Surgery Guided by 3D Printing Alleviates Pain for Champion Sled Hockey Player