3D Printing Is Revolutionizing Prosthetic Care

A photograph of a desk littered with a laptop, a 3D printer, and a collection of various 3D printed objects, ranging from 3D printed bones, a 3D printed topographic map, and other miscellaneous 3D printed objects.

Since the inception of 3D printing technology, it has revolutionized prosthetic care. 3D printing has come such a long way in such a short amount of time. One area where we see this technology showing tremendous progress & promise is in the area of prosthesis.

Like any patient in need of prosthetics, 3D printed alternatives have offered not only affordable, but sustainable solutions to what was once considered impossible, far-fetched, or just science fiction, when dealing with amputees, among other patients in need of prosthesis. In short, 3D printing has revolutionized prosthetic care, and we couldn’t be more excited.

Because of the tremendous impact, and broad application of 3D printing, this technology can now be applied to bone-cancer patients, amputees, and many others, and the capabilities just keep getting better and better.

This 3D printed implant review from RMIT University demonstrates some pretty amazing capabilities about the application of 3D printing for bone cancer patients, and many other cancer-based treatments. (watch & learn.)

When it comes to technology, and how, more and more, technology is overlapping into healthcare, providing new, innovative ways to augment how we engage with one another, we can’t help but wonder what the future holds. Regardless, these are exciting times to be alive.

So how do you feel about the capabilities of 3D printed prosthetic solutions, and it’s vast medical applications? Share your thoughts & opinions in the comments below.

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