Custom Implants

 

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Our custom implant service is temporarily unavailable. If you have questions regarding when this service will resume please call our customer service department 

 

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If you are a patient and interested in learning more about AART Custom Implants please see your plastic surgeon and ask him/her to contact us directly.

Occasionally, the need arises for a custom implant that is unique to an individual, and the available carving blocks do not readily match the clinical need (for example to correct Poland’s Syndrome).

AART is your premier manufacturer of custom implants. Routinely, AART can respond with the finished implant within two to four weeks after receipt of drawing or moulage, *slightly longer for custom implants via digital medium. In many cases we can respond significantly faster.

*September, 2006 – AART, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has enhanced it’s capability to manufacture custom product from digital diagnostic media such as MRI, Cat Scan, etc. AART now has the ability to not only differentiate between hard and soft tissue but also between most types of soft tissue.

AART, Inc. translates CT and MRI data into accurate anatomical 3D reconstructions. These reconstructions can be output in a form to meet your needs:

  • BioCAD – CAD files in a format suitable for medical device design: STEP, IGES, sldprt, stl, fea, cfd, obj … etc.
  • Biomodels – physical
  • Flow Models

We have a CAD library of different anatomical structures, or we can help you acquire suitable data for your project.

For those who may not be familiar with 3D file formats, here is a quick overview. There are 3 basic types of 3D files:

  1. Surface/Graphics files, like STL and VRML, which can be visualized but not manipulated in CAD packages.
  2. Solid files, like IGES and STEP, are made of curves and NURBS surfaces. These files can be imported into CAD and manipulated, but are not as easy to work with as parametric files.
  3. Parametric files are composed of solid geometric shapes such as spheres, cones, cubes, etc. These files are native to CAD packages and provide more maneuverability than any of the other file types.

Protocols

For best results, please follow these protocols when creating CT scans to be used for making Biomodels:logo2.png

Moulage kits are available to facilitate generating the specifications or model for the custom implant.

For the convenience of its customers, AART’s highly experienced personnel are available to assist at every step of the process.

Custom Product Ordering Information and Forms

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Moulage Kit (Catalog Number 1100-3) – $58.00 (Call to place order)

Custom Product Order Forms:

Download and print both pages.

Page 1 Custom order form

Page 2 – Graph Paper (JPEG Format – 264k)

Moulage Kit Instructions