Researchers in Iran have created a tool for the additive manufacturing of surgical guides. The tool was created locally by Iranian experts and utilizes computers to outline surgical models. Also, it produces them via the usage of 3D printers. This is as stated by the Executive Director of the 18th International Congress of Iranian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Reza Sharifi.
“At the 18th International Congress of Iranian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, we focused on two key topics: ‘surgery with minimum side-effects’, and ‘the use of digital and cutting-edge technologies’,” says Sharifi.
“We are working to use cutting-edge technologies such as 3D printers in this field to improve both the precision of surgical procedures and minimize postoperative complications,” added Sharifi.
Sharifi maintained that they are the leading nation in the Middle East in maxillofacial and oral operation.
President of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences Mohammad Aqajani declared in August that experts at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in Tehran launched their new accomplishments in creating artificial bones and additive manufacturing for fixing injured human body organs.
Aqajani stated in a press interview that this 10-year-lengthy research has two significant outcomes;
A biomaterial was created during the study process. This is a mix of polymer and ceramic and it is similar to actual bone composition and can be utilized in 3d-printers.
Another one is the knowledge to make the needed 3d-printing machines that which was obtained in collaboration with many universities of technology around Iran. This is as said by Sharifi.
To handle the patients utilizing this technology, they require first to experience any medical imaging so that experts would be able to obtain the full information and devise the specific dimensions of the required bone. After that, it will be printed and implanted in the body of the patient.
Until now, 5 victims with maxillofacial wounds and also one patient suffering from foot issues have been cured by the use of this technology. The surgery results are completely satisfying Aqajani said.
In July, it was declared that Iranian experts in Amir Kabir University of Technology had made a robot. The robot was to help the medical crew in the operation of beating hearts in victims of cardiovascular illnesses.
Iran had as well in 2015 launched a surgeon robot called Cenna. The robot had the ability to handle surgical procedures on victims from remote distances.