I’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.
Ian McDermott is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Founder of London Sports Orthopaedics. Ian was the youngest Elected Council Member and Trustee in the history of The Royal College of Surgeons and he currently holds […]
According to new research, computed tomography (CT) scans can successfully detect fractures using 14-times less the amount of radiation than a standard CT scan. The findings were presented today, March 2, at the 2016 American […]
There’s no question that 3D printing is going to change the world. From manufacturing to design, medicine to electronics, the technology has made significant leaps in terms of production—making what was once expensive and inaccessible, […]