Materialise is proud to launch SurgiCase(R) Connect 1.0

February 3, 2011

LEUVEN, Belgium, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ – After an extensive period of beta
testing involving renowned hospitals and doctors, Materialise is proud
to launch SurgiCase Connect 1.0, the next revolution in virtual surgery
planning, 3D model generation, and surgical guide design. SurgiCase
Connect is an interactive tool which plays an essential role in
Materialise’s solution for orthopaedic surgeons, SurgiCase
Orthopaedics. It has already proven invaluable to many hand and wrist
surgeons worldwide faced with challenging surgeries: malunions,
non-unions, or instances of congenital deformities.

Downloaded for free from the Materialise website, SurgiCase Connect
allows for the quick upload of CT/MRI scanned images directly to
Materialise’s clinical engineers who convert the images to the 3D
models used to create surgical plans. SurgiCase Connect’s user-friendly
interface and interactive features make it easy for engineers and
surgeons to then work as a team to simulate a number of different
approaches in order to find the optimal surgical plan for the
individual patient.

With a surgical plan in place, Materialise’s engineers use SurgiCase
Connect to consult with the surgeon in the designing of
patient-specific surgical guides, used to ensure the highest possible
precision in drilling and cutting. These guides allow for the surgical
plan to be brought into the operating room and successfully carried
out. In addition, SurgiCase Connect allows for the easy tracking of

An early adopter of SurgiCase Connect, Dr. Stockmans (KULeuven, Campus
Kortrijk, Belgium) says: “The possibility of visualizing the pathology in 3D and trying different
approaches prior to going into surgery is tremendous. Individualized
cut and drill guides have helped me shorten the intervention period,
enabling me to treat more cases in the same amount of time. The
engineers at Materialise are very professional. I feel much more
confident going into the OR

Materialise will be launching SurgiCase Connect in the United States at
the upcoming AAOS 2011 annual meeting in San Diego, CA. With the
development of its SurgiCase cut and drill guides, Materialise takes a
huge step towards putting custom tools in the palm of hand and wrist

SurgiCase Connect will be available for testing at Materialise’s booth
at AAOS, number 1850.

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