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IPS Implants®

KLS Martin is currently the only company to provide planning, design and implant production under one roof. With a variety of advanced software dedicated to planning and production, we happily specialize in all aspects of Craniomaxillofacial Reconstruction.

IPS Implants®

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Cranium

Indications:

  • Cranial implants are available in PEEK, Titanium Mesh or Solid Titanium with holes

  • PEEK recesses can be milled into PEEK for a low profile construct

  • Marking guides additively manufactured from Polyamide are also available

Features:

  • Additive fabricated implant based on the individual CT data of the patient
  • Conventional manufacturing technology (deep-drawing, milling, turning, or machining)
  • Exact fit to the prevailing individual anatomy
  • Diverse choice of materials: additive manufacturing titanium (AMTi), polyether ether ketone (PEEK), titanium mesh, solid titanium
  • Additive manufacturing technology provides complete freedom of design for implants
  • Intraoperative trimming or bending into shape of the implants is no longer required
  • Already checked for perfect fit ex-works
  • Besides the implants, stereolithographic anatomical models (STL models) as well as patient-specific planning aids (drilling and marking guides) are available 
  • Fully documented and archived

 

Benefits:

  • Best possible three-dimensional precision fit
  • Anticipation of the surgical procedure, elimination of all elements of uncertainty
  • Optimization of the implants according to the patient's individual needs
  • High degree of safety in planning
  • Reduction in complication rate
  • Improved esthetic and functional results
  • Shortening of times for surgical procedures
  • Quicker rehabilitation

Midface

Indications:

  • Additively manufactured implants are available for orbital and maxillary reconstruction

  • Mirroring of unaffected anatomy and volumetric analysis are very valuable for orbital plates

Features:

  • Additive fabricated implant based on the individual CT data of the patient
  • Mirroring of the intact bones and adaptation to the prevailing anatomical environment
  • Mounting in an anatomically reliable environment
  • Application of insertion vectors, navigation markers and depth gauges
  • Drainage functions for unobstructed draining of hematomas
  • Trimming is no longer required and patient-caring round edges
  • Checked for perfect fit ex-works
  • Besides the implants, stereolithographic anatomical models (STL models) as well as patient-specific planning aids (drilling and marking guides) are available
  • Fully documented and archived

 

Benefits:

  • Best possible three-dimensional precision fit
  • Anticipation of the surgical procedure, elimination of all elements of uncertainty
  • High degree of safety in planning
  • Reduction in complication rate
  • Improved esthetic and functional results 
  • Shortening of times for surgical procedures
  • Quicker rehabilitation

Mandible

Based on radiographic evidence margins are established and resections are set on the planning call.

Low profile, 3D printed resection guides with fixation and predictive screw holes are designed and produced to facilitate in the planned resection.

Following resection, the unaffected, contralateral anatomy is mirrored to the affected side allowing recreation of the patient’s most natural, aesthetic appearance.

The mirroring allows for anatomical restoration of the mandibular contour, using our proprietary SLM technology.

Additionally, a ledge is designed on the lingual aspect of the plate, which supports the vertical height of the graft close to the occlusal plane to ease dental implant rehabilitation. This equates to less bone graft harvested when compared to a double-barrel reconstruction and thus, less donor site morbidity.

Indications:

  • Mandible reconstruction plates are available supporting grafts from a variety of sites

  • Use of a temporary condylar prosthesis can be combined with the construction plate if needed

Features:

  • Additive fabricated implant based on the individual CT data of the patient
  • Exact projection of the donor region to the recipient region
  • Additive manufacturing technology provides complete freedom of design for implants
  • Targeted predetermination of the screw holes and the osteosynthesis screws to be used
  • Transfer of virtual planning to the OR via corresponding templates
  • Trimming or bending into shape of the reconstruction plates is no longer required
  • Already checked for perfect fit ex-works
  • Besides the implants, stereolithographic anatomical models (STL models) as well as patient-specific planning aids (drilling and marking guides) are available
  • Fully documented and archived

 

Benefits:

  • Best possible three-dimensional precision fit
  • Anticipation of the surgical procedure, elimination of all elements of uncertainty
  • Minimized procedure in the donor and recipient regions
  • Optimization of the implants according to the patient's individual needs 
  • High degree of safety in planning
  • Reduction in complication rate
  • Improved esthetic and functional results
  • Shortening of times for surgical procedures
  • Quicker rehabilitation

Orthognathic

Indications:

  • “Ustyle” 3D printed Ti Alloy plates are available

  • Mandible plates are available with locking functionality

  • Detailed anatomical segmentation allows for precise placement of screw holes

Features:

  • Additive fabricated implant, drilling and marking gauge or splint, based on the individual DVT/CT data of the patient
  • Exact fit to the prevailing individual anatomy
  • Additive manufacturing technology provides complete freedom of design for implants
  • Orthognathic case planning via the IPS CaseDesigner® planning software
  • Mounting in an anatomically reliable environment
  • Application of insertion vectors, navigation markers and depth gauges
  • Targeted predetermination of the screw holes and the osteosynthesis screws to be used
  • Checked for perfect fit ex-works
  • Besides the implants, stereolithographic anatomical models (STL models) as well as patient-specific planning aids (drilling and marking guides) and orthognathic splints are available
  • Fully documented and archived

 

Benefits:

  • Best possible three-dimensional precision fit
  • Anticipation of the surgical procedure, elimination of all elements of uncertainty
  • Reconciliation in the planning software
  • High degree of safety in planning
  • Reduction in complication rate
  • Improved esthetic and functional results
  • Shortening of times for surgical procedures
  • Quicker rehabilitation

Selective laser sintering and stereolithography

Selective laser sintering and stereolithography also count as generative manufacturing processes. Selective laser sintering (SLS) follows the same functional principle as selective laser melting, the difference being that the starting materials used are all materials with thermoplastic properties. Resin powder (e.g. polyamide (PA)) is a frequently used material. Drilling and marking gauges or anatomical models are manufactured using this method.

In stereolithography (SLA), the workpiece is positioned in a photopolymer liquid bath (e.g. epoxy resin) in which it is slowly immersed deeper and deeper. During each step, a laser passes over the starting material to harden it in thin layers in order to create the desired shape.

The stereolithography process is the 3D printing process that has been in use for the longest amount of time, so we have gained a considerable amount of experience. In general, this method is used for fabricating anatomical models.

Conventional manufacturing technologies

PEEK, titanium mesh and solid titanium implants are fabricated with proven, conventional manufacturing processes. This includes deep-drawing, milling, turning and machining.

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