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Section: CME Category: Orthotics & Prosthetics

3D Printing Technology for Orthotics & Custom Footwear

Paul Langer, DPM

Paul Langer, DPM, ABPMdiscusses the many health benefits of properly fit, comfortable footwear and conversely, health consequences of poorly fit and uncomfortable footwear. Dr Langer discusses the emerging customization technologies that are changing not only how footwear and orthoses are made but also how the health care and footwear industries will be impacted as well. Consumers will have access to custom footwear in clinical and retail settings as well as directly from manufacturers via the internet. He also describes these digital technologies and demonstrates how they can be used in clinic now and discusses how they will create new opportunities in the coming years for podiatrists and others.

CME (Credits: 1)

Method of Participation

Complete the 4 steps to earn your CE/CME credit:

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  2. View the Lecture
  3. Complete the Quiz (Min. 70% Passing Score)
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Goals and Objectives
  1. Understand the health implications of footwear and the importance of comfort.
  2. Understand emerging technologies and how they will change methods of foot orthotic and footwear manufacturing.
  3. Understand the different methods and technologies for scanning and additive manufacturing to produce custom footwear.
  • Accreditation and Designation of Credits
  • CME (Credits: 1)

    PRESENT e-Learning Systems is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. PRESENT e-Learning Systems has approved this activity for a maximum of 1 continuing education contact hours

    Release Date: 07/09/2020 Expiration Date: 06/23/2025

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  • Disclosure Information
  • It is the policy of PRESENT e-Learning Systems and it's accreditors to insure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its individually sponsored or jointly sponsored educational programs. All faculty participating in any PRESENT e-Learning Systems sponsored programs are expected to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the continuing education program. This pertains to relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic. The intent of this policy is not to prevent a speaker with a potential conflict of interest from making a presentation. It is merely intended that any potential conflict should be identified openly so that the listeners may form their own judgments about the presentation with the full disclosure of the facts.


    Paul Langer has nothing to disclose.