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Samuel Munteanu
The difficulties of implementing 3D technologies in medical institutions
Similar to other technologies that have dramatically influenced the medicine world, such as X-Ray Imaging or the Medical Thermometer, 3D printing has the potential to significantly improve upon the current medical standards. Although this technology has started being used around 20 years ago in procedures such as anatomical modeling for bony reconstructive surgery planning or joint replacement and craniomaxillofacial reconstruction, today’s hospitals are still somewhat reluctant in adopting this innovative technology.
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Thierry Willigenburg
Prevalent sport orthoses
According to sources examining incidence rate, such as ‘VeiligheidNL’, an estimated two injuries occur over the cause of a thousand hours’ sports practice. This seems reasonable, but adding these numbers leads to 3.7 million injuries on a yearly base for the Netherlands. With almost half of these injuries requiring intensive treatment, it almost becomes contra-intuitive to conclude that the costs outweigh the benefits. This article will provide an overview of the most prevalent injuries in sports, benefitting from orthosis implementation in treatment.
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Lander Veulemans
3D customised immobilisation devices and their benefits in the rehabilitation process
After a surgical intervention or severe sports injury, a patient should initiate the rehabilitation process as early as practicable. Because the use of orthoses is inevitable in most cases, Spentys wants to highlight the importance of such orthopedic medical devices and more particularly the 3D printed ones. The following article will be focused on underlining the benefits of 3D printed orthopedic devices, with an emphasis on sports injuries.
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Thierry Willigenburg
Common Immobilization Injuries | Neurological & Muscular Diseases
An orthosis increases the freedom of movement and independence due to its supportive function and conducive effect on health, but for what pathological target groups might this be applicable? The third article in this series will cover the most frequently occurring muscle disorders and the muscle-controlling nerve diseases, the neuromuscular system.
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Thierry Willigenburg
Common Immobilization Injuries
An orthosis increases the freedom of movement and independence due to its supportive function and conducive effect on health, but for what pathological target groups might this be applicable? In this series of articles, Spentys offers an introduction to common injuries utilizing the correcting, easing or immobilizing characteristics of externally applied medical devices.
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