LRS CiS - Custom 3D-Printed Ankle Fusion Cage

LRS, together with Prof. Maritz Laubscher (Department of Orthopaedics, Groote Schuur Hospital), designed a custom Ti6Al4V truss cage for use in an ankle fusion. The operation was performed at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town. A cement spacer and external fixator were initially fitted to the patient in order to treat the underlying infection. A CT of the patient's ankle was performed. LRS used this CT to design the cage to fit the existing defect without any further bone r

LRS CiS - Custom 3D-Printed Femoral Truss Cage

LRS designed and manufactured a custom Titanium Truss Cage to bridge a 75mm mid-shaft femoral defect. The cage was used for the treatment of a pathological fracture following osteitis of the femur. The case was planned in close collaboration with Prof. Maritz Laubscher (Groote Schuur Hospital and Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital, Cape Town), who also performed the surgery. The patient's CT data was used for the design, and the implant was then 3D printed in Ti6Al4V. The cage