For athletes, nothing dampens one’s progress more than a fractured or broken bone. This, coupled with cumbersome, weighty casts stunting mobility—has seen the rise of custom orthopaedics.
These can be seen with the creation of 3D printed casts. One of the main benefits of these casts is that they can be manufactured to fit your body perfectly, whether it is your hand, leg or even your hips.
Due to it being made according to your body, the comfort of wearing a 3D printed cast and a traditionally manufactured one is incomparable.
This is due to 3D Printing offering a completely comfortable product, while the healing process is being completed.
Additionally, 3D printed casts are also filled with lattices. In laymen’s terms, lattices are structures which aim to optimize the design in order to support the most vulnerable areas.
Furthermore, lattices make the object lightweight when compared to traditional casts which are usually bulky and uncomfortable.
This, coupled with the fact that traditional casts do not allow for airflow and make showering difficult—all contribute towards the motivation for said products, as 3D printed casts are even waterproof.
This means the user can shower and wash their hands with ease, whether lousy weather conditions such as rain and snow. Plus, due to the lattice, users won’t experience discomfort in hot, dry, sweaty season such as summer.
With the benefits of 3D printing casts being limitless, be sure to ask your local doctor about these casts, if you are unfortunate enough to break a bone.
Information Sourced: Castprint.co