Is 3D Prosthetic Printing in the Future for FTM?6/14/2017
After a recent remodel, the prosthetics clinic located at the ILAC mission in the Dominican Republic looks ahead to advanced technologies like molded plastics, 3D printing, and CAD design to increase their patient volume.
Made from a shipping container that Dr. Tessier used to send the original prosthetic tools from Florida to the Dominican Republic two years after the Haitian earthquake (2011), the prosthetics clinic no longer looks like it just arrived by truck. When the prosthetic lab was established there was no other functional prosthetics clinic for the ten million people who live in the DR not to mention those who live in Haiti and travel to the DR for healthcare.
Since then, a few other prosthetic clinics have been established on the island, but Ranvier, the prosthetist who runs the clinic, believes this is the only reasonable option for those who can’t afford the services of a private clinic.
The 7th annual Operation Walk - Freedom to Move Auction and Dinner is approaching. We are thrilled to be able to return to Cara Anam Farm in Sherwood!
This is our primary fundraiser for the organization and a successful event means a successful mission. This year, our goal is to complete more than 60 joint replacements or revision that will dramatically improve the lives of our patients. Here's how you can help.
Dr. Duwelius will be there along with many other members of the mission team. We are so excited to have you join us!