As three-dimensional (3D) printing technology progressively becomes increasingly ubiquitous, with cheaper equipment and more user-friendly Computer Assisted Design software, it is expected that health care providers (HCP) will be able to understand and use this set of tools to produce in-house prosthetics and orthotics. Creating devices in-house is expected to provide improvements in patient care and experience compared to traditional methods due to advantages in production time and fitting while allowing for increased patient and input into construction and customization.

Our team has created, applied, and customized 3D printed devices in diverse patients and settings; pediatric population, burn and frostbite patients, kidney transplant patients as well as using this technology in under-resourced environments. We will provide attendees with insight and advice gained through the experience of providing these services.