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J Hand Ther. 2020 Mar 7. pii: S0894-1130(20)30018-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2019.12.018. [Epub ahead of print]

A current snapshot of the state of 3D printing in hand rehabilitation.

Author information

1
Department of Family and Osteopthic Manipulative Medicine, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX, USA. Electronic address: Rita.Patterson@unthsc.edu.
2
Spinal Cord Injury & Disorders Center, New Mexico VA Health Care System, Albuquerque, NM, USA.
3
Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Human Sciences, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, USA.
4
Memorial Hospital Miramar, Miramar, FL, USA.

Abstract

3D printing is often discussed in the field of hand rehabilitation, yet many hand therapists are unaware of this technology and how it either is used or could potentially be used in rehabilitation. To shed some light on the state of 3D printing in hand rehabilitation, we sought insight from a rehabilitation engineer, occupational therapy educator, clinician, and hospital administrator to provide a comprehensive look at the state of 3D printing today.

KEYWORDS:

Additive manufacturing; Computer-aided design; Medical 3D printing; Orthotics

PMID:
32156576
DOI:
10.1016/j.jht.2019.12.018

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