3D-Printed Casts Will Heal Your Bones Faster

This 3D Printed Cast Can Heal Bones Up To 80% Faster

In the near future, having a broken arm could look way cooler thanks to a new, black, lightweight 3-D printed cast that’s patterned like latticework and which uses an ultrasound device to make bones heal more quickly.

Designed by Turkish industrial designer Deniz Karasahin, the Osteoid Medical cast recently won the A’Design Award in the 3-D Printed Forms and Products Design category.

The idea of ultrasonic healing vibrations to heal bones (and other wounds) has been around for a while. But the problem was doctors couldn’t get past the plaster cast to apply the vibrational therapy.

Take a look at the pic below and you’ll see the Osteoid’s skeletal design allows ultrasonic drivers to be placed directly on the skin.

Printed-Casts-Will-Heal-Your-Bones-Faster
This 3-D Printed Cast Will Revolutionize How We Mend Our Broken Bones | Image Credit: DK Designs

The cast will allow low-intensity, pulsed ultrasound bone stimulation, which has been shown to speed up healing.

“For single 20-minute daily sessions, this system promises to reduce the healing process up to 38% and increase the heal rate up to 80% in nonunion fractures,” said Deniz Karasahin, the industrial designer behind the prototype.

The Osteoid is just a prototype at the moment. However, future production will enable each individual to have a custom-fitted cast.

The cast appears to be an improvement on the Cortex Cast, a 3D printed alternative to traditional plaster and fibreglass casts, designed by Jake Evill, a graduate from the Architecture and Design school at Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand. Jake Evill won the Icon Awards

3D-Printed-Casts-Will-Heal-Your-Bones-Faster
The Cortex Cast

Other upsides: The ventilated design means you don’t have to deal with the smell or the itching that is unavoidable with traditional casts, as the Osteoid will “improve the overall healing experience for broken or fractured limbs by focusing on the patient’s comfort and the amount of time needed for the body to heal itself.”

The cast will be slimmer and lighter than regular casts, will be environmentally friendly and water-resistant — but most importantly, will make you look like you’re wearing cool alien tech.

3D-Printed-Casts-Will-Heal-Your-Bones

The possibilities are limitless. Researchers are already working on incorporating 3-D technology to create skin, ears, noses, eyes, bones, blood vessels and cells.

Due to the customizable nature of 3-D printing, this technology can be used in nearly every facet of medicine, in ways that we might not even be able to conceive of now. Devices like the Osteoid, as cool and promising as they may be, are just the beginning.

Find us here

Get news from the CSGLOBE in your inbox each weekday morning

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors/source and do not necessarily reflect the position of CSGLOBE or its staff.

Paid content

This Man One Ups Tesla By Inventing An Electric Car That Never Needs Charging

The concept of the electric car has been around for a very long time, and as with any other world revolutionizing technology, it’s taken...

This Scientific Discovery Means Humanity Just Got A Lot Older

Humanity is now getting closer to being 3 million years old This has been an interesting week for science. Not only have we been turning...

People Can See Sound. Here Is How!

People can actually see SOUND. Researchers have found out that, in some cases, when the part of the brain devoted to sight is small,...

What's New Today

Georgia House Votes To Allow Citizens To Abolish Police Departments In The State

The Georgia House backed an effort on Friday to dissolve the Glynn County Police Department and any...

Leaked CDC document contradicts Pence claim that U.S. coronavirus cases ‘have stabilized’

Even as Vice President Mike Pence wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Tuesday that coronavirus...

Five bombshells about Trump from Bolton ‘s book

Excerpts from former national security adviser John Bolton ’s book about his time in the Trump administration...

Don’t Listen to Fox. Here’s What’s Really Going On in Seattle’s Protest Zone.

It seems I live in a city undergoing a “totalitarian takeover” that will lead to “fascist outcomes”...

MOST READ

What Is Agenda 21? Depopulation of 95% of the World By 2030

Most people are unaware that one of the greatest threats to their freedom may be a United Nations program which plans to depopulate 95%...

Complete List of BANKS Owned/Controlled by the Rothschild Family

What’s the significance of having a central bank within a country and why should you concern yourself, your family and colleagues? Central banks are illegally...

Georgia House Votes To Allow Citizens To Abolish Police Departments In The State

The Georgia House backed an effort on Friday to dissolve the Glynn County Police Department and any...

This Man One Ups Tesla By Inventing An Electric Car That Never Needs Charging

The concept of the electric car has been around for a very long time, and as with any other world revolutionizing technology, it’s taken...

Living organ-on-a-chip could soon replace animal testing

If a team of Harvard bioengineers has its way, animal testing and experimentation could soon be replaced by organ-on-a-chip technologies. Like SoCs (system-on-a-chip), which...

Memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s reversed

Scientists successfully restore memory loss in Alzheimer 's patients Alzheimer's disease affects 30 million people worldwide, but as of yet, we still don't have a...

The ‘Shazam’ For Plants Will Identify Any Plant From A Picture

An estimated 400,000 flowering plant species exist in the world, and, understandably, it can be difficult to keep track. The vast majority of us can only recognize...

BPA Raises Risk for Childhood Asthma

BPA Raises Risk for Childhood Asthma, Study Finds Researchers at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health at the Mailman School of Public Health are...

Have Humans devolved through history? Ancient Technology, the ultimate piece of evidence

Have you ever considered the possibility that humans as a civilization have actually de-evolved through time? According to numerous findings across the globe, humans existed...

Forest Service Official Who Let Nestle Drain California Water Now Works for Them

An ongoing investigation by The Desert Sun into Nestle’s contentious bottled water operations in drought-stricken California first disclosed that the company’s permit to draw...

Aspartame exposed

GM Bacteria used to create deadly sweetener The manufacturers of the most prevalent sweetener in the world have a secret, and it`s not a sweet...