In the medical field, 3D printing is expected to be worth $3.5bn by 2025. Despite this technology’s wide variety of medical applications, 3D printing is mainly popular in dentistry and biomedical engineering. With the 3D printer’s accessibility and relatively inexpensive costs, why isn’t 3D printing more widely used in O&P? In part one, we explored the history of 3D printing in O&P. In part two, we will explore the barriers clinicians face to adopting this technology.
3D printing—also known as stereolithography (SLA) or rapid prototyping (RP)—is the process of making three dimensional objects from digital files. In this blog series, we will explore how 3D printing has changed the orthotic and prosthetic industry. But first—let’s start from the beginning.
Working with a distributor has advantages that helps your clinic save time and reduce costs. Distributors handle a multitude of product sourcing from manufacturers so you can focus attention on improving patient outcomes. According to a Tugsten Network study, businesses have estimated spending 55 hours weekly bogged down with supplier handling processes. By shopping with a distributor, you’re free from having to process invoices, negotiate contracts, and host back-and-forth communications with an army of suppliers.
Cheryl Hile is no stranger to setting records and she doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Through boundless determination, plus the SpryStep AFO that allows her to keep running without the fear of falling, she has not only overcome adversity but also defied what many thought was impossible.
AlliedOP prides itself in offering innovative prosthetic solutions. From New Jersey to Pennsylvania, AlliedOP’s 12 locations assist patients with prosthetics, orthotics—and even bionic technology. We were fortunate to have a moment to chat with Dave Coville, CEO of AlliedOP, about his thoughts on the orthotic & prosthetic industry, and approach to partnership with SPS.
More Rewards Day is July 15th. For 24 hours you can save 7% on Rewards items and 3% on everything else. Of course, we know time is tight between assisting patients and keeping a clinic running smoothly, so we put together 3 simple steps to help you find Rewards items fast. Read on for a simple guide to searching and filtering for more Rewards.
Our inaugural More Rewards Day is July 15th and the SPS Store is full of robust features to help you leverage the savings. With only one day to receive 7% savings on Rewards items and 3% savings on everything else, amplifying your time is paramount. Read on for 7 tips for shopping our inventory of over 60,000 Rewards items like a pro.
You decide to go to a restaurant, what do you do first? According to BrightLocal, if you’re like 86% of consumers, you will check the business reviews online. This habit is convenient for consumers, but for those small businesses on the receiving end of those reviews, it can cause quite a bit of heartburn.
Elevated vacuum systems provide outstanding reliability and security, and SPS offers two types of systems from WillowWood: LimbLogic®, an electronic system, and the new LimbLogic M, a mechanical system.
Here’s how to help decide which system is right for your patients.
Finding time to learn about the latest prosthetic and orthotic products can be difficult. Here at SPS, we’re expanding our Clinical Services Team and offerings to provide easy and accessible clinical education programs and CEUs.