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Lander Veulemans
The journey to your personalised 3D printed cast
Spentys wants to engage in the medical world, especially in orthopedics. By promoting and utilizing the additive manufacturing technique of 3D printing, many collaborations can be settled as the demand for personalized healthcare is increasing. Together with medical experts, Spentys can accommodate the specific needs of customized healthcare and provide multiple solutions.
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Beatrice Auffan
A new innovative technology that could change the way to treat Positional Plagiocephaly.
Plagiocephaly translates to “flat head” syndrome in Greek and is also known as benign positional moulding, positional plagiocephaly, occipital plagiocephaly or plagiocephaly without synostosis. It is a deformation of the skull observed with children at a very young age and is known to be one of the most common cranial deformities in infancy. “Plagiocephaly”, can be used to describe asymmetric head shapes resulting from both synostotic and non-synostotic causes.
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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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