3D-printed ‘Cast’ uses Ultrasound for 80% better Bone Healing

osteoid2Plaster casts have certainly changed since I broke my arm as a kid; now it seems plaster itself could be on the way out – and that’s not the only innovation on the way.

The Osteoid looks like Borg technology, but because it can be 3D printed to a custom fit for every patient it’s actually much kinder – and more comfortable – than traditional plaster casts.  But the real innovation is its use of therapeutic ultrasound to improve bone healing by up to 80%!

HT: The Verge

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