Virtual Surgical Planning Workflow with 3D Systems and Stryker

VSP workflow with 3D Systems and Stryker overview video


3D Systems' VSP® technology received FDA market clearance as a service based approach to personalized surgery, combining expertise in medical imaging, surgical simulation, and 3D printing. The surgeon initiates the process, bringing their clinical knowledge and desired surgical plan to an online web meeting with a 3D Systems biomedical engineer to simulate and plan the surgical procedure. The outcome is a digital plan that is transferred to the operating room via accurate, 3D-printed, patient-specific models, guides, and templates.

As a pioneer in the personalized medicine space, 3D Systems has provided VSP or anatomic services in more than 120,000 cases. The Stryker Craniomaxillofacial business specializes in providing patient-specific options and innovative solutions that help drive efficiencies in surgical suites. The combination of Stryker’s specialized sales force with 3D Systems cutting-edge 3D printing and patient-specific solutions positions both companies to provide a superior level of service to healthcare professionals who use these revolutionary products.

VSP Process

  • Upload CT/CBCT Data.
  • CMF CT Scan Image
    Prepare medical imaging data for the web meeting.
  • vsp webmeeting between engineer and surgeon
    Surgeon and 3D Systems engineers attend a surgical planning web meeting.
  • patient-specific guide design
    Design patient-specific disposable instruments (splints, guides).
  • Case report review and design approval
    Surgeon reviews and approves a detailed case report for the instrument design.
  • 3D print models, guides, and templates.
  • Ship 3D-printed models, guides, and templates.
  • Intermediate splint in patient's mouth
    Use models, guides, and templates in surgery.

VSP Products