- ●A systematic review was performed on studies utilizing 3D printed orthoses for musculoskeletal conditions of the elbow, wrist, hand and digits in clinical settings.
- ●The 10 studies included in this systematic review report on actual patient use of 3D printed orthoses.
- ●The 3D printing process of orthoses for the upper extremity remains complex and under-utilized.
- ●There is a need for more clinical trials to study the benefits of 3D printed orthoses compared with custom made low temperature thermoplastic orthoses for patients in the hand therapy setting.
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