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Ann Rehabil Med. 2018 Aug;42(4):634-638. English. Case Report.
Nam HS , Seo CH , Joo SY , Kim DH , Park DS .
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Hallym University Hangang Sacred Heart Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

The application of three-dimensional (3D) printing is growing explosively in the medical field, and is especially widespread in the clinical use of fabricating upper limb orthosis and prosthesis. Advantages of 3D-printed orthosis compared to conventional ones include its lower cost, easier modification, and faster fabrication. Hands are the most common body parts involved with burn victims and one of the main complications of hand burns are finger joint contractures. Applying orthotic devices such as finger splints are a well-established essential element of burn care. In spite of the rapid evolution of the clinical use of 3D printing, to our knowledge, its application to hand burn patients has not yet been reported. In this study, the authors present a series of patients with hand burn injuries whose orthotic needs were fulfilled with the application of 3D-printed finger splints.

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