PSFK Labs looks the potential for 3D Printed Procedures to make custom prosthetics and medical implants cheaper and more effective.

The challenge of losing or being born without a limb or requiring an implant are already great, but solutions do exist – for those who can afford them. In addition to being costly, these artificial replacements are often uncomfortable, offer limited range of motion and require ongoing physical therapy to learn proper use. There is, however, hope for those who have struggled through this process. Thanks to the recent developments in 3D printing technology, specially made prosthetics and medical implants are easier to create and cost less to make. These new methods to for rapidly producing these custom medical devices, and one day even entire organs, is a trend in PSFK Labs’ latest Future of Health report called Printed Procedures.

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