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The Phnom Penh Post: Innovative trial to put printed prosthetics in reach
Image: Ouk Vy, 21, is fitted for the first 3D printed trans-tibial prosthetic socket in Cambodia at Exceed’s private clinic last week. Photo by Athena Zelandonii for the Phnom Penh post.
“In a waiting room in Stung Meanchey last week, 21-year-old Ouk Vy sat patiently as technicians fitted him with a small socket to connect his right leg – which was amputated at the knee last year after a traffic accident – to a new prosthetic limb.
Vy then stood and took a step forward, as he has many times before.
This new socket is different from others he has worn out: it is the first to be made from a scan and then manufactured from scratch in just a few hours in the only 3D-printing lab for below-the-knee (more technically, “trans-tibial”) prostheses in Cambodia. The lab began its first clinical trial last week, and Vy was first in line.”