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3D Printing for Cleaner and More Comfortable Orthopedic Casts

mediprint_3d_printed_cast1I’ll never forget the time when, at the invincible age of 13, I was playing tag with some neighborhood friends and, suddenly – BAM – I tripped and broke my hand in three places. I remember the adrenaline and shock took care of most of the immediate pain, but what was really a struggle was wearing the unbearable plaster cast for eight months, the itching, the immobility, the horror. One group of graduates from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), who joined together to start Mediprint, are focusing on alleviating this issue by 3D printing personalized casts with less complications then the conventional plaster style that has been used for decades.

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