3D Printed Helmet Used to Treat 5-Month-Old Craniosynostosis Patient

While 3D printing is making leaps and bounds throughout nearly every sector, delighting, shocking, and blowing minds from outrageous 3D printed fashion to plans for using the technology even in colonizing Mars, one company has some very down-to-earth plans for making a serious difference for patients–and their doctors too.

We’ve followed Osteo3D as they have progressed from invaluable 3D printed medical models that have made a big difference to items like 3D printed jaw prosthetics and far more, even to include a repository of 3D models for doctors to use. Now, they’ve tackled a problem which has long been in need of a personalized solution. And if you’ve ever seen a kid experiencing the inconvenience of having to wear a medical helmet for any reason, you will most likely understand the need.

In dealing with post endoscopic craniosynostosis surgery, a ‘helmet’ is required as a post-operative guide, but what has been used traditionally is quite generic. With customization being the key, Osteo3D was able to help doctors from a Bangalore-based hospital through the incredible innovation afforded by digital design coupled with 3D printing.Read more

Source: 3dprint.com

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