The NovaCast is a custom fit, 3D-printed, plastic cast that is changing how we heal broken bones. This revolutionary cast was invented by a Mexican startup called MediPrint.

This new alternative to 3D printing for casting body parts is very promising for doctors and patients. A huge advantage is the cost. In the United States, the average cost, without surgery for an X-Ray, physician visit, and a cast is about $2,500. With 3D printing getting less expensive and more efficient, this presents a significant cost saving.

Another advantage is that the cast is, lightweight, waterproof, and less prone to causing irritation and bad odors.

How ideal would it be to go to your doctor’s office and have a custom cast printed, just for you? Check it out: