CNW/ – LimaCorporate and the top-ranked orthopedic hospital in the U.S., Hospital for Special Surgery announced today they are founding the first additive manufacturing 3D printing facility for custom complex implants in a hospital setting. HSS, the No. 1-ranked in orthopedics for the past nine years by U.S. News & World Report, has sourced patient-specific custom implants from Lima’s. Has been a pioneer in 3D printing of standard and custom implants for orthopedic applications, boosting over ten years of clinical heritage with 3D printed implants. “The close integration between surgeons and engineers is invaluable for designing and refining joint replacements and identifying new solutions for the most complex patient cases,” said Leonard Achan, RN, MA, ANP, Chief Innovation Officer at HSS. “We are proud to be the first company to bring 3D printing of implants directly to a hospital organization, where the collaboration between top ranked surgeons and engineers can drive innovation and easier access to patients in the US. This is what defines Lima. A company that has in the past, and will continue in the future, strive to transform orthopedics by challenging the status quo,” said Luigi Ferrari. Will be the registered manufacturer for all devices designed and produced at this new, state-of-the-art facility, located at HSS. The facility is expected to be operational by early 2020 and will initially serve hospitals in the region before making the devices available to all providers in the U.S. About LimaCorporate. An affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, HSS has a main campus in New York City. In 2017 HSS provided care to 135,000 patients and performed more than 32,000 surgical procedures, and people from all 50 U.S. states and 80 countries travelled to receive care at HSS. In addition to patient care, HSS leads the field in research, innovation and education.
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