3D printing: computer-aided prostheses and orthoses

Getting from 3D scan to 3D print: computer-aided prostheses and orthoses


Better devices thanks to digital orthopedic technology

Image: The foot of a patient is being scanned; Copyright: PantherMedia/Rainer Plendl

Measuring the pressure distribution under the bottom of the foot is probably the most common use of a scanning procedure in orthopedics.

How digitization is transforming orthopedic technology

Image: An orthopedic technician is making an orthopedic arc support at a grinding machine; Copyright: PantherMedia/veloliza

With the scan of the bottom of the foot as a basis, the orthopedic technician creates a customized orthopedic arc support in his workshop. 3D printing can make this procedure considerably shorter in future.

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