How 3D printing can revolutionise the medical profession

Groundbreaking 3D printing and scanning techniques are improving access to fully customisable artificial limbs

Cambodian woman Leakhena Laing being fitted for a new device at CSPO private clinic, where 3D PrintAbility training has been taking place, in Phnom Penh.Before the vehicle that she was travelling in flipped over and trapped her right leg, Leakhena Laing was a happy teenager who enjoyed climbing trees and playing football with friends. After her limb was amputated, she could only sit and watch.

“It was difficult to even get a glass of water. I felt hopeless, very sad and embarrassed to be around other people,” says Laing, who was forced to abandon school after the accident nearly four years ago.

She used crutches for two years, before receiving a below-knee (transtibial) prosthetic plaster limb, which improved the quality of her life, although it meant regular visits to a clinic in Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital, nearly 30 miles away from her home in Borset district, for refittings.

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