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In a field where innovation saves lives, 3D printing empowers doctors, researchers and medical device manufacturers to work fast, test thoroughly and customize like never before.

For highly accurate surgical guides and prototypes that mimic the look and feel of the finished medical device, including clear and rubberlike materials, Stratasys offers Objet 3D Printing. Digital material 3D printers can output a range of textures from rigid to flexible.

For strong tooling, custom fixtures and end-use parts, Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology works with production-grade materials, including high-performance thermoplastics.

Both technologies offer biocompatible materials, so you can take advantage of 3D printing’s scalability and geometric capabilities in patient care and advanced experimental work.

Learn more about how 3D printing is empowering health care heroes in the customer testimonials and expert information below.

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3D Printed "Magic Arms" Let Emma Play and Hug

Arthrogryposis meant Emma couldn't move her arms, so researchers 3D printed a durable custom exoskeleton with the tiny, lightweight parts she needed.


Arthrogryposis is a term used to describe a number of rare conditions characterized by stiff joints and abnormally developed muscles.
It’s also referred to as arthrogryposis multiplex congenital, or amyloplasia.
Arthrogryposis is not thought to be a genetic or hereditary condition.
The exact cause of arthrogryposis is unknown, but a number of different theories have been proposed:
Some believe that arthrogryposis is caused by obstructions to intrauterine movement during pregnancy.
Others believe that it may be a result of an early viral infection during a baby’s development.
Others believe that arthrogryposis is the result of failure of the central nervous system and/or muscular system to develop appropriately.

Children’s Hospital Boston’s approach

Your child will undergo a course of occupational therapy, which will help improve her flexibility and strength in the joints and muscles. Specialists in the Occupational Therapy Program at Children’s will collaborate with you and your child’s doctor to provide the best possible care for your child.

Treatment programs are based on thorough evaluations and are always individualized to meet the needs of your child.

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