Design of 3D-printed Orthosis to assist patients with wrist fracture
Author(s):
Prajwal Waghmare, Kedar Wade, Vipul Shinde, Jeevak Virkar, Vedant Salgude, Sunil Shinde
Keywords:
Orthosis, Additive manufacturing, Hand Orthosis, orthotic devices, fused deposition modeling, 3D printing technology
Abstract
A normal POP cast used for healing a limb fracture is an age-old technique, without many innovations in its practice and methods. While we all are moving ahead with other advancements in the medical field, POP casts are still the same since their invention in 1839. These casts have many known drawbacks such as heavy weight, nonwater-resistant, and prolonged usages have resulted in skin irritation or rashes and in some cases even major skin problems like gangrene. The objectives of this study were accomplished through the creation of a functional 3D hand parametric hand model, the use of the functional 3D parametric hand support as a pattern to create a customized approximation of 3D hand model, the study also aims to limit movement to relieve pain and discomfort by restricting the movement of the wrist with the use of the orthosis design, the construction of a 3D printed wrist support orthosis, and the reporting of a case study on the usability. This study demonstrates the viability of optimizing the reverse engineering of a wrist support orthosis using a 3D hand parametric model.
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Unique Paper ID: 159845

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 12

Page(s): 564 - 571
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