The splints aim to offer joint protection and rest, as well as boost pain relief.
The splints are made by scanning a patient's arm in the appropriate position, and then designing a 3D model splint based on the scan to create a computer model.
The 3D printer can then generate as many splints as required by only touching a button. The splints can feature multiple materials, be any color, and have a lattice design to help in ventilation. The wrist splints can also incorporate any type of fastening the patient requires.
Paterson said : 'I wanted to give clinicians the ability to make splints they have not been able to make before. They can improve the aesthetics, the fit, and integrate extra bits of functionality they couldn t do before as a result of our Additive Manufacturing facilities here at
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