3D printing technology has some amazing and useful applications in the medical field. Orthopedic tissues can be customized and personalized to a significant degree, something not achievable even a few years ago. From hard bone to softer tissues, many problems can be solved with the perfect printed solution. As the technology grows increasingly affordable and easy-to-use, more providers will have the technology. Fracture patterns, bone pathology are very much more easy to trace, along with a host of other application in other fields.
- 3D printing technology has many great benefits for the healthcare community.
- As 3D technology grows cheaper and more accessible, doctors will be able to treat more patients with it.
- 3D printers can print the appropriate material for a custom patient tissue. They create the perfectly personalized item with significantly higher accuracy than other methods.
“”We no longer have to imagine complex anatomy or new devices using pencil and paper. With 3D printing, we can test approaches with simulated anatomy and interact more quickly with device innovation,” noted Dr. Skelley.”