An innovative and complicated surgical procedure was successfully performed at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, Israel, on June 26, 2018.
The procedure was performed at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery by Prof. Adi Rachmiel, Dr. Omri Emodi, Dr. Nseir Saleh and Dr. Efi Weitman, using titanium 3D printed implant, manufactured by STI Laser Industries.
Case: 45 years old male, suffering from amelobleastoma, an aggressive tumor that severely damaged the patient’s mandible bone.
Surgical procedure: The surgeons resected the tumor and performed the mandible reconstruction using a titanium implant that was tailored to patient’s anatomy.
The surgery planning and implant design were performed by Dr. Jean Ramon and his team from the Israeli Institute of Metals – Technion. The implant was manufactured by STI, using EBM 3D printing technology and post-processing state-of the art finishing techniques.
Electron Beam Melting (EBM) provides enhanced implant quality by creating an optimal surface roughness to facilitate osteointegration.
According to the doctors, the patient is well and recovering.
STI Laser Industries is the only company in Israel that is certified by an international notifying body – DEKRA – to offer PSI using its advanced EBM technology and proprietary post-processing surface finishing techniques to improve fatigue-resistance and biocompatibility.