What Are the Advantages of 3-D Scanning for Orthotics and Prosthetics?

Orthotics and prosthetics are incredibly important when it comes to the care of individuals with limb differences or bone issues. For those that are dealing with issues, orthotics can help to support the spine and other bones as they grow and prosthetics can make getting up and moving possible again. With 3D scanning technology, prosthetic and orthotic development have come a long way.

Can You Make Orthotics and Prosthetics With a 3D Scanner?

When it comes to making orthotics and prosthetics, it is so important to ensure that the prosthetic or orthotic is customized to the person that is going to be wearing it. Even a little bit of a less-than-perfect fit can cause immense pain and make the item unwearable. A 3D scanner can help make these items very precise, help tailor them to the person that is going to be wearing them as well as the issues that they are dealing with, and help get the best fit possible.

You can make custom orthotics and prosthetics using a 3D scanner and printer. These are great as they will be custom to the wearer and will support them far better than run-of-the-mill options or generic options.

What Are the Benefits of Using a 3D Scanner for Prosthetics and Orthotics?

The first benefit is that prosthetic and orthotic devices made from 3D scans will be fully customized. This means that you can use a 3D scan to get an accurate, very detailed measurement of the body part that needs the orthotic or prosthetic. The prosthetic or orthotic can then be made to precisely fit the person that is going to be wearing it.

With 3D scanning and printing, you can also use very light materials that will be both durable and light and will also be easy to wear. They are also going to be easy to adjust and make sure they are fit to the person and to the issue that they are dealing with. Three-dimensional scanning and printing makes it possible to have made-to-order options that will make such a huge difference in the lives of the people wearing them.

Many offices offer 3D scanning and printing options, making it possible to use these technologies to tailor the orthotics and prosthetics to each person to make the biggest impact on them and the issues they are dealing with.