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A hundred professionals, in the conference on 3D and 4D technologies in COT

A hundred students and health professionals, the biomedical field, nursing and specialists related to diseases of the musculoskeletal system and rehabilitation have attended the conference 'Technologies in 3D and 4D applied to Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology (COT)', organized this Monday by Podoactiva, the Innovative COT Group of the Miguel Servet University Hospital and the Aragón Health Research Institute, held at the CIBA Building in Zaragoza.

Carlos Martín, Head of the Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology Service at the Miguel Servet University Hospital, and Víctor Alfaro, general director of Podoactiva, opened the conference, in which both "what is already being done, as well as what will be applied in the future", in the words of Martín, in a sector in which "also the field of health will be able to generate its own prostheses and orthoses".

For his part, Víctor Alfaro highlighted the importance of innovation and the integration of multidisciplinary professionals: “We went from working with plaster molds and seeing few patients a year, to today, when we see 35.000 patients a year and we manufacture using a robotic procedure. This has been possible because we have incorporated other professionals such as engineers or physiotherapists who see things with other eyes and not only with the eyes of podiatrists”.

Ángel Peguero, Podoactiva engineer and younext, its biotech subsidiary, has talked about types of print in 3D and its applications, and has revealed some of its main advantages: there is no geometry limitation; the great flexibility of the manufacturing materials; low time of implementation in clinic of the application; the high degree of customization and the great geometric precision of these applications given the precision of the machines used.


Antonio Gómez, expert podiatrist in biomechanics and head of Clinical Research at Podoactiva, has presented on the Younext4D technology for the analysis of human movement and the monitoring of treatments with this system, which replaces others that require body markers, and Javier Alfaro, technical director of Podoactiva, has presented the clinical application of consultation cases with joint pathology, where you can check the effectiveness of the treatments applied with these technologies.

This conference has also served to publicize the first experiences of the Innovative COT Biomechanics Laboratory launched at the Miguel Servet hospital with the collaboration of Podoactiva.

José María Pérez García, technical director of the Innovative COT Unit of the HU Miguel Servet, has spoken about the historical background of biomechanics in the COT Service. Andrés Gómez and Mikel Sanz, residents of the same unit, dealt with the biomechanical analysis of shoulder and knee function, respectively, and Jorge Catalán, fellow in this unit, spoke about orthosis printing and bioreplicas.

Two conferences have also been given by Javier Vaquero, head of TOC service of the Gregorio Marañón Hospital on the "Future Program for 3D Printing in COT", and by Francisco Forriol, Professor of COT at the CEU University of Madrid, who will address the "New trends in the application of biomechanics to COT".

Innovation in the field of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology (COT) It is an expanding area of ​​science that requires more and more knowledge of new technologies applied to this field of health, hence the interest of the organization of this conference.

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