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April 30, 2014

3-D "Osteoid" Cast

The future of broken bones is looking cooler, and, well, less itchy and smelly! Industrial designer Deniz Karasahin has developed a 3-D printed cast, which has holes that allow for ventilation and includes a low-intensity ultrasound generator to help bones heal more quickly.

Still in the development stages, Michael Hausman MD at Mount Sinai Hospital, thinks the cast has promise. Pulsed ultrasound, research shows, is found to reduce healing time by 38% and is especially useful to aid healing of non-union fractures by 80%. How cool is that?

Posted by linda at April 30, 2014 9:04 AM

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