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Doctors Without Borders hospital in Jordan is 3D printing prosthetics for conflict victims

Doctor's Without Borders hospital in Jordan is 3D printing prosthetics for conflict victims

Written by David

December 14, 2018

A Doctor’s Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières in its French origin) reconstructive surgery hospital in Amman, Jordan is providing 3D printed prosthetics to those scarred by war and conflict in the region. Patients come from Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Gaza, where proper medical care is limited and expensive. The Amman hospital has been operating for over a decade, patching up victims of bombs, shrapnel, bullets, and burns, but for the past two years, the hospital has been experimenting with 3D printed prosthetics. “The MSF Foundation launched the 3D project in Amman in February last year, and we started to see the first patients two months later,” said Pierre Moreau, clinical coordinator for the project. “So far, we have delivered 16 printed prosthetics. But our role doesn’t stop here. We support patients through a string of occupational therapy sessions to show what they can do with them.” Some of the […]

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