Special Requests Engineers accommodate the needs of spinal surgeons through developing customized instruments. Additionally, they facilitate pre-operative planning through providing surgeons with 3D Spine Anatomy models.
When developing custom instruments they are responsible for developing solutions that are viable from both the surgeon and the manufacturer’s perspective. This typically involves generating an array of ideas and modelling them using 3D CAD software to enable the production of polymer prototypes. Such prototypes are then used to garner feedback from surgeons, which is utilised during the development stage. Once a final solution is reached it is drafted and an Electronic Change Order is processed.
When developing 3D spine anatomy models they are responsible for refining patient scan data to produce an accurate portrayal of their anatomy.
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