Imperial College London
When I was a little kid, one of my foot had the plaster cast for 2 months, I was unable to walk properly because it was stiff and thick.
I think it will be good for people who need a cast for any injury.
Some of the comments on the video, I am using different video and different comments for my post.
I am giving you just an idea.
Please check the link for more information. I can’t find the video for those things.
The biggest problem with this is the holes in the cast. I recently have a broken scaphoid and they cut a hole in the cast as a port for a bone stimulator. They had to fashion a plug for the hole and I need to wear a tensor bandage there to keep the swelling from pushing out at the hole. A cast doesn’t have holes in it for a very good reason – to contain swelling. No Doctor would design this.
This is just another use of a 3D printer, that’s all and it is not ‘revolutionary’ at all. Moreover, you’d need to scan the patient’s limb – we are all different. Then there is time. A hospital will have this done in ten minutes, so how long before this comes out of the printer? Another thing is that you have to clean up a 3D print, or it has rough edges left on it – rather you than me! Then ether is the cost. Are they trying to tell us that this much 3D print filament costs less than plaster?
According to Dr Jeffers and Renishaw, which is one of the world’s leading engineering and scientific technology companies, with expertise in precision measurement and healthcare, the partnership between Imperial College London and Renishaw is creating really exciting data on new materials that can control the way bone repairs itself these materials could change the way orthopaedic implants are designed in the future, and certainly provide an opportunity to improve patient outcomes by repairing the musculoskeletal system with materials that can invoke the desired response in bone.
On display at the show will be a portfolio of additive manufacturing builds to showcase what can be achieved on the Renishaw platform with Beta type capability. The builds include lattice structures which are more complex, in terms of resolution and density, than anything that can usually be achieved using traditional manufacturing techniques”.