Yet again another New Year has rolled around and after the dumpster fire of 2021 we are unfortunately facing another COVID wave, major stress on our health system, and disruption to normal activities.
The past year has been full of twists and turns, and it is fair to say that like many other labs we have been frustrated by the impact of the COVID pandemic. Nevertheless we will forge ahead with plans for 2022 that you will all be excited to hear about when the time comes!
Our latest publication in Frontiers in Surgery outline our experience in utilising 3D models to improve surgical planning and logistics for patients undergoing complex total hip arthroplasty. A great effort by 3dMedLab students Michael Jiang and Gordon Chen, Jasamine Coles-Black, and Austin Health orthopaedic surgeon Matthew Alexander. You can read the full article here.
Today’s topic is 3d printing in urology, and how 3d printing can help patient education through a simulated urostomy! This low cost, simple device can help patients adjust to life-changing surgery, and demonstrates how quickly an idea can go from concept to prototype using CAD and 3d printing techniques.
Many thanks to our authors Dr Jasamine Coles-Black, Dr Ian Chao, A/Prof Jason Chuen, A/Prof Nathan Lawrentschuck, Mr Dennis Gyomber and Prof Damien Bolton, along with the production team at the Journal of 3d Printing in Medicine!
OK, we got completely sucked in by this Facebook Ad from The University of Melbourne, but it is for a good cause! The 3dMedLab at Austin headlines this promotion. Make sure you check it out — and if you want to learn more about studying health sciences including medicine at Unimelb then click here!
You know that little tingle that goes down your spine when something goes right? We we are feeling it now, with our most recent paper published in Anaesthesia Reports.
These little critters are making a huge difference to our surgery and anaesthesia teams in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic, making sure that their Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPRs) are working properly and keeping them safe under their surgical gowns — let’s hope that it helps others as well.