What we do

From its beginning, the orthotics and prosthetics profession has been an exemplary craft industry. The ortho-prosthetist technician prepares the patients’ mouldings, sculpts the materials required to make the device and assembles and adjusts the various elements that comprise it.

It is manual profession for which the technician must be skilled, accurate and meticulous. Towards the end of the 1990’s, CADCAM (Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing) took its first steps in the orthopaedic field. It has enabled the ortho-prosthetists to design and make orthosis and prosthesis using a 3D scanner, digital rectification software and a machine tool (milling machine or robot).

It was not easy for ortho-prosthetists to adopt this technology and many had to be convinced that this method was efficient and would allow them to keep the benefits of their experience and knowledge. Today, this technology has reached maturity and is now essential. Thanks to this technology, the quality of devices has improved, production time and costs have been reduced and contrary to preconceived ideas, it allows technicians to continue to promote their knowledge and creativity.
The ortho-prosthetist has thus become a virtual craftsman since he corrects orthopaedic devices in three dimensions. And this, for his patients’ happiness, for whom taking measurements has become painless and almost instantaneous.

Created by and for orthoprosthetists

  

Testimonials

Rizzoli Ortopedia

We chose the Rodin4D software after an extensive research because of its versatility and user-friendliness and because it allows to rapidly make models that would be hardly realised with similar programs.

The software has been integrated in our new CAD-CAM system, personally projected by us, and realised interfacing the best 3D laser scanning systems and carving robotic systems on the market.

We use Rodin4D to produce lower limb prostheses, paediatric devices, trunk braces and lower limb orthoses, about 7000 pieces per year in all.

Pierandrea Giuliani

Centrum Technische Orthopedie

We were able to try RODIN4D half a year for free, so there was no need for a quick decision. From the beggining it was very important for us to work with a library of our own CTO-models, which was not a problem for RODIN. To get started they helped us creating different measurement-based libraries for various types of our own Bodyjackets, Spinals, AK prosthetics and Helmets. The possibility of inserting jpeg photos from our scoliosis patients was very useful to us.
At first we ordered the carvings at their headquarters near Bordeaux by email. Although there were some hesitations initially due to learning process, we never considered these to be unreasonable and we soon developped a good success rate. We saw results becoming better in short time. Once you get started with RODIN you will notice it is a very user friendly system with lots of possibilities.
RODIN advised us to complete their system with an ABB Robotcarver, so that we could carve our own models in one piece. This Robotcarver is now located in our main office near Gent, and working perfectly. Because of the success of RODIN4D we are already thinking of purchasing a second carving table in the near future.
The time it takes to go from mold to fabrication has been significantly shortened, allowing us to see more patients in our already busy schedules. We are seeing a better fit or our orthoses and prostheses. What more could one whish ?
CTO has been using the RODIN4D system for almost 1+ year and is more than pleased with the system. It gives our company a doorway to the future, and a higher performance rate for our patients.

If you would like additional information, please feel free to contact us!
René Willemsen, orthopaedic technician, CTO
Rikus van der Meulen, orthopaedic technician, CTO

Hospital Jean Rebeyrol - CHU de Limoges

“In 2000, we started to use CAD/CAM. When we were interested in Rodin4D, our goal was to produce our rachis traumatology corset in better terms and more efficiently.

We spent 6 months working on the project before putting it into practice. Due to the training given by Rodin4D society, the program was very well received by our staff and we appreciate its advantages: flexible, handy and it allows us to make rectifications easily.

With Rodin4D, we reduced the delivery time of our corsets and we gained a better precision in rectification. Nowadays, we are planning to develop its application in tibial prosthesis and minerva.”

Thierry Sombardier, CPO – Occupational therapist Health Executive.

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We chose the Rodin4D software after an extensive research because of its versatility and user-friendliness and because it allows to rapidly make models that would be hardly realised with similar programs.

The software has been integrated in our new CAD-CAM system, personally projected by us, and realised interfacing the best 3D laser scanning systems and carving robotic systems on the market.

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We were able to try RODIN4D half a year for free, so there was no need for a quick decision. From the beggining it was very important for us to work with a library of our own CTO-models, which was not a problem for RODIN. To get started they helped us creating different measurement-based libraries for various types of our own Bodyjackets, Spinals, AK prosthetics and Helmets. The possibility of inserting jpeg photos from our scoliosis patients was very useful to us.

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Review of 2016

“In 2000, we started to use CAD/CAM. When we were interested in Rodin4D, our goal was to produce our rachis traumatology corset in better terms and more efficiently.

We spent 6 months working on the project before putting it into practice. Due to the training given by Rodin4D society, the program was very well received by our staff and we appreciate its advantages: flexible, handy and it allows us to make rectifications easily.

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Happy New Year 2017

We considered the adoption of a CAD/ CAM system as we wanted to use a completely innovative work tool.We also had into account the fact that this new technique is highly appreciated by our prescribers, who find it very professional and quite modern.

The project was implemented in only two months. At the beginning, the staff was a bit distrustful and skeptical. However, as it was put into practice, the CAD/CAM has shown to be an indispensable tool, especially for trunk orthosis, which is our main activity.

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