Bodycad and CHU de Sainte-Justine team up to help a patient in need
Published March 30th, 2020
CHU de Sainte-Justine

On Sunday, January 19th 2020, an episode aired on the TV show Découverte on Radio-Canada following the journey of a patient in need of life-changing surgery. Charlie, a 15 years-old boy who received a one of a kind implant in order to be able to walk again. He was treated with a new technology created by Bodycad, who specializes in personalized orthopedic solutions, with the approval of Dr. Glavas.

At a young age, Charlie was diagnosed with a rare infection called meningococcemia and, as a result, had both feet amputated. After multiple surgeries, Dr. Glavas contacted Bodycad to find a complete solution for his patient. 3D surgical planning was performed to create a personalized orthopedic implant designed specifically for Charlie along with all of the instruments needed to perform the surgery. The planning, implants and instrumentation were all made possible thanks to a unique 3D software developed by the Bodycad engineering team in Quebec City.

The first operation in spring 2019 at the CHU de Sainte Justine was a success. Dr. Glavas and the patient were very pleased with the results.

« I think it is […] a game changer for us. It really changes everything from A to Z! » said Dr Glavas.

Charlie had his second operation on his right leg on January 21st, 2020 and we are very happy to report successful results.


About Bodycad

Bodycad is a Canadian company that is revolutionizing the world of orthopedics with its proprietary software and orthopedic solutions designed for each person’s unique needs. Our innovative, world class team designs and manufactures the most reliable personalized implants and instruments on the market. Thanks to 3D printing, we are able to create bone models to guide the surgeon, as well as instrumentation to offer the highest precision for the operation. We realize endless possibilities for surgeons in order to provide patients with the best possible care.


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