3D printing prosthetic limbs for refugees | The Economist

3D-printed prosthetic limbs are being trialled by Médecins Sans Frontières in their effort to help people who have lost limbs in the war in Syria. The pioneering technology is far cheaper and faster than conventional methods and could revolutionise treatment of amputees around the world

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Ahmed was 14 when he lost his arm in a barrel-bomb attack. He is one of thousands of civilians who have lost limbs in the Syrian conflict.

Médecins Sans Frontières is using 3D printers to make prosthetic limbs. A limb takes 24 hours to make and costs a fifth of a conventional prosthetic.

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