LayerWise builds world's first complete lower jaw implant
Publication/Creation DateFebruary 3 2012
DescriptionLayerWise applied Additive Manufacturing (AM) to produce an award-winning Titanium total lower jaw implant reconstruction.
To treat a senior patient's progressive osteomyelitis of almost the entire bone, surgeons opted for such a complete implant the first time ever. LayerWise specialists printed the patient-specific implant design incorporating articulated joints and dedicated features. The complex reconstruction has been implanted successfully. It restored the patient's facial aesthetics and allowed her to regain her speech within hours.
Date archivedJuly 8 2014
Last editedNovember 27 2016