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First in europe in AZ Deurne: 3D-print of ruggenwervel helps patients with osteoporosis from excruciating pains
Deurne Surgeons from all over the world came this morning to the AZ Monica Deurne to witness a revolutionary new technique to patients with osteoporosis to help.

a lot of seniors, mainly between 70 and 75 years of age, with osteoporosis or osteoporosis on the spine, with severe back pain as a result. Until today, solved the problem, surgeons on the spine with screws to reinforce. “The spine consists roughly out of a soft and a hard part. Traditionally, the screws are secured in the soft inner part of the bone. A common problem is that the screws on term easily come off with all the consequences: pain, worse can move, and so on,” explains dr. Geert Mahieu from AZ Monica. He was together with dr. Patricia Verstraete of the Orthopedic Center of AZ Turnhout initiated the new technique.

After five days I could the hospital have already left and, after six weeks of flat calm, I have no problems more. Though of course, I have no crazy things to do hey.

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Screws in bone

With particular osteoporosegevoelige patients could doctors, until recently, no long-term solution. But thanks to the new technique that will change. “Of the vertebra, where it screws in is a 3D-print made with an associated fit of attachment. That attachment must ensure that the screws are so precisely fixed in a way that they not only in the soft part but also in the hard bone can be fixed”, dr. Verstraete further. Surgeons from Germany, France, England, America and Italy attended the surgery. “The AZ Monica and the AZ Turnhout are the only hospitals in Europe, where this technique is taught can be.”

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