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This Awesome Looking 3D-Printed Cast Could Speed Up Bone Healing by Nearly 40%


The Osteoid Medical Cast is a 3D printed cast that is causing stirs in medical circles with its ability to speed up bone healing. The cast can be custom fitted to the arm using a 3D scanner and a 3D printer to guarantee a perfect fit. The open design allows for better skin breathing to reduce irritating itching from traditional casts. What makes the cast even more impressive is the ability to embed an electronic bone stimulator, which is the ingredient which speeds healing.

At this time the Osteoid Medical Cast is in the concept and testing phase, so do not ask for one in the emergency room, but hopefully this innovative design will make it to emergency rooms in the near future.



Via Gizmodo and Deniz Karahasin and A’Design Award