For Immediate Release: 6/1/2015


EL Dorado Hills, CA, June 1, 2015 – Consensus Orthopedics, Inc., a global manufacturer of total joint implants, is proud to announce a strategic partnership with Materialise, a leading provider of 3D software and sophisticated 3D printing solutions, and pioneer in medical image based knee guide technology.

Colleen Gray, President and CEO for Consensus, is excited to collaborate with Materialise. “Materialise is providing Consensus with a unique and differentiated product. The ability for our surgeons to pre-operatively plan and use patient-specific guides based on their patients’ MRI allows for more predictable surgical outcomes. Consensus is excited to team with Materialise and deliver innovative solutions for the orthopedic market.”

Materialise will provide Consensus Orthopedics with patient-specific guides fitted to the patient’s anatomy. The patient-specific guides are created using 3D surgical planning software that allows surgeons to capably and predictably plan knee surgeries based on the patient’s unique anatomy. Based on the 3D planning software, patient-specific guides are designed and 3D printed for use during surgery.

Curt Wiedenhoefer, Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing for Consensus commented on the partnership, “The orthopedic industry right now is slowly evolving. Patient specific instrumentation guides allow surgeons pre-op planning capabilities for surgery before even stepping into the OR. The desire for quicker OR turnover, predictable patient outcomes, and lower costs can and will be achieved through this partnership.”

Combined with Materialise’s 25 years of experience in 3D planning and printing, Consensus Orthopedics is committed to providing proven and lasting knee implants designed to restore mobility and renew lives.

For more information, please contact:

Douglas McCollum
Marketing & Corporate Communications Manager

About Consensus Orthopedics, Inc.

With over 20 years of orthopedic design and manufacturing experience, Consensus Orthopedics is committed to providing proven and reliable total joint implants and instruments to the global market. Located in northern California, Consensus is a dynamic and high-quality manufacturer of hip and knee implants which have a solid reputation for performance and reliability. Together, through a focus on patient care and clinician relationships, we are dedicated to creating one team, producing proven and lasting implant devices. Learn more at

About Materialise

With its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium, and branches worldwide, Materialise is a provider of Additive Manufacturing (AM) software solutions and sophisticated 3D printing services in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design and consumer products. Since 1990, Materialise has played an active role in AM for industrial and medical applications by providing medical image processing, surgical simulations, and unique solutions for its customers’ prototyping, production, and medical needs. For additional information, please visit: