Patients May Get Lucky “Break” with 3D Printed Plates Thanks to FDA Approval
When I shattered my wrist in 2014, the surgeon pieced together the fragments using a standard-issue, low-tech wrist plate and permanently screwed it into place. Now, with the recent FDA approval of Additive Orthoapedics’ 3D printed Locking Lattice Plating System, patients may soon have access to customized plates for “stabilization and fusion of fractures, osteotomies and arthrodesis of small bones.”
Since I have subsequently broken a foot and my other wrist, I will be sure to keep this company in mind, just in case.
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