Dr. Pamela Herrera conducted her thesis at Central Hospital in San Luis Potosí, one of Mexico’s largest pediatric burn centers, catering to 83% of pediatric patients from low-income families
Children with burns require splints for proper hand movement, but standard splints are costly and limited in sizes.
While at the hospital, Dr. Herrera found that the Clinic Director had developed a superior solution: personalized 3D-printed splints, allowing children to regain full range of motion and recover 40% faster.
However, there was no funding to create these splints.
Our assistance included the implementation of a 3D printing program and equipment to manufacture more than 200 personalized splints annually.
Now, children can enjoy normal activities like playing with toys, going to the playground, and holding their parents’ hands.