TLMTI can now serve people affected by leprosy better… because of this 3D printer for making advanced hand splints

UTTAR PRADESH: The Leprosy Mission Trust India (TLMTI) has become one of the first institutions in the world to use 3D-printed hand splints for correcting deformities caused by leprosy… and this, because of a 3D printer donated by TLMTI’s donors.

The 3D printer installed at TLM Naini Hospital in Uttar Pradesh helps in making state-of-the-art, functionally superior hand splints, which are lightweight, durable, and aesthetically appealing. This will play a crucial role in reducing leprosy-related disabilities and will help people affected by leprosy live with dignity.

Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE), sometimes referred to as thermoplastic rubbers, are used to make 3D printed, customised hand splints.

TLMTI is ever so grateful to its donors and supporters for this kindly act which helps in reducing leprosy-related disabilities.