Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Broken Limb? Here Comes the 3D Printed Cast! - The Medical Futurist Newsletter Special Edition

As one of my correspondents said. 'I wonder if this would work for splints and AFO for stroke?'
We should then not need to wait years for a new AFO because insurance will only pay for one every 3-5 years.


Forget the Uncomfortable Plaster Cast, Here Comes the 3D Printed Cast!
The Spanish start-up, Exovite, established in October 2014, promises to revolutionize how we experience the healing of a broken bone. The water-proof, lightweight cast can be printed out in minutes using a software approved by traumatologists. It was tried by more than 500 people, including me. It's cheaper and more convenient than the traditional method. Exovite is present in 15 medical facilities and plan to expand into at least 35 more this year, mainly in Europe and Latin-America. I asked Juan Monzón Fabregat, Exovite’s CEO about the details.



What does the process of applying the cast look like?

Juan: "After diagnosing the patient, the traumatologist applies various stickers around the broken bone to be able to configure the size of the splint. The physician also uses circle stickers for holes of electrodes, which help stimulate the muscles while wearing the cast in order to mitigate muscle loss. Afterwards, the patient is positioned correctly, scanned, the cast printed, applied and that’s it.

The scanner needs only one minute to create an image of the damaged limb with less than a millimeter margin of error."

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