The state-of-art fracture treatment has remained unchanged since treatment of bone fractures using a plaster soaked bandages back in 1851! Although technological progress is present in all other areas of medicine, fracture treatment has been left unchanged for almost 200 years! The fact that specialists agree on a number of flaws and disadvantages of the Plaster of Paris casts clearly show a need to innovate this area of medicine.
Due to rapid technological development over the last years, a number of innovative opportunities have risen. 3D surface scanners allow capturing real time 3D models in a couple of seconds whereas with the help of 3D printing, almost any model can be printed in a wide range of materials. The use of such technologies is quite common in other areas of medicine especially, in dentistry.
By using an environmentally friendly poly-lactic acid plastic materials that are approved for use on skin, CastPrint develops personalized fixation solutions in cooperation with the most progressive traumatology specialists in Latvia. These solutions not only are lighter and custom made for each patient, but they will also improve the patients recovery experience by providing such basic functions as air access to skin and ability to apply water to the cast. At the present moment, we are improving the following solutions:
However, we are looking for options to help all of the patients who turn to us for help whenever
possible to do so in co-operation with the doctor.