3D Printed Cast That Heals Bones 40-80% Faster

The Osteoid cast utilizes ultrasonic healing vibrations to dramatically speed up the bone healing process. When one has a bone reset after a traumatic accident, a plaster cast is normally used to hold the break in place until it heals.

For the average bone, however, that means 6 to 8 weeks in an itchy, stuff cast. But thanks to an innovative student from the middle east Deniz Karasahin, the amount of time required for a bone to heal may be dramatically reduced. It is called Osteoid, a 3d printing and ultrasonic technology cast has potential to dramatically speed the bone healing process.

The design is just a prototype at the moment, but future production will enable every individual to receive a custom-fitted cast.



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