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3D Printing Is Straightening Out Scoliosis by Building Braces Kids Will Actually Wear

June 25, 2014
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The newest 3D printed innovation is 3D Systems’ Bespoke back brace for scoliosis. Most braces to treat scoliosis are clunky and uncomfortable, stretching from the armpit to the hip. Children with scoliosis must wear a brace constantly for two to three years to treat the condition. The reality is that kids often remove the devices too often for treatment to be successful.
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