Research Papers/Topics in Prosthesis And Orthopaedic Technology

Clinico-Pathological Profile Of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma At Muhimbili National Hospital, Dares Salaam, Tanzania

ABSTRACT Background: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is an uncommon malignant tumor which has been reported invariably and cases have been encountered in Tanzania. Though rare they are associated with potential morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to characterize the clinico-pathological profile of such neoplasm in our set up. Methods: A retrospective review of 25 cases from hospital archives for 3 consecutive years was done where all patients with a histopathologically conf...

Economic Potential for Distributed Manufacturing of Adaptive Aids for Arthritis Patients in the U.S

By 2040, more than a quarter of the U.S. population will have diagnosed arthritic conditions. Adults with arthritis and other rheumatic conditions earn less than average yet have medical care expenditures that are over 12% of average household income. Adaptive aids can help arthritis patients continue to maintain independence and quality of life; however, their high costs limit accessibility for older people and the poor. One method used for consumer price reduction is distributed manufacturi...

Open-Source Three-Dimensional Printable Infant Clubfoot Brace

Introduction Open-source, self-replicating rapid prototypers (RepRaps) have radically reduced the costs of three-dimensional (3D) printing while expanding its access. Three-dimensional printing's model of distributed manufacturing can produce medical technologies at significantly reduced costs. We investigate this potential by evaluating the viability of an open-source 3D printable infant clubfoot brace.Materials and Methods Starting with a list of key features present in currently available ...