Today, the 3D printed anatomical models from patient scan data are becoming useful for the practice of personalized, precision medicine.
Fremont, CA: The progress in medical 3D printing technology has significantly benefitted the healthcare industry. Innovative tools and therapeutic methods developed by 3D printing can provide patients with a higher comfort level and personalization to the treatments. This technology also enables doctors to understand complex cases and provides new tools that can result in a better standard of care.
The following are four uses of 3D printing in healthcare:
Patient-Specific Surgical Models
Today, the 3D printed anatomical models from patient scan data are becoming useful for the practice of personalized, precision medicine. This model is used as a reference tool by healthcare professionals, hospitals, and research organizations for preoperative planning, intraoperative visualization, and sizing medical equipment for routine and complex procedures.
New Medical Devices and Instruments
In-house 3D printing is easy to use and low of cost and has transformed product development. Medical tools manufacturers implement this technology to develop new medical devices and surgical instruments.
Almost every medical device companies use 3D to produce precise medical device prototypes and jigs and fixtures to streamline testing.
Affordable prostheses and their ability to customize designs have significantly reduced the financial challenges to treatment. Prostheses made with 3D printing can be turned around in less than two weeks and trialed and maintained at a lower price than other expensive prosthetics.
Corrective Insoles and Orthoses
3D printing is used by professions worldwide to reinvent patient and customer-specific insoles and orthoses and other physical therapy tools. It has proved to be a better fit than traditional customized tools and have led to improved therapeutic results, providing better comfort and use for patients.