Why use Vorum Technology instead of plaster and other traditional methods?    

Why use Vorum Technology instead of plaster and other traditional methods?     

Are you using plaster to create your prosthetic and orthotic devices?  

Have you considered moving to Computer Aided Design / Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology?  

Do you want to increase the accuracy and efficiency in your clinic?  


In this blog we are going to answer the question asked time and time again, why choose technology over plaster in relation to Prosthetics and Orthotics. Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD and CAM) technology has revolutionized many industries, including the Prosthetics and Orthotics field by providing more efficient, accurate, and customizable solutions.  


Precision and Accuracy:  

Vorum’s technology allows for precise and accurate measurements and designs, ensuring a better fit and alignment for the prosthetic / orthotic device. This results in improved functionality and comfort for the user. Vorum’s Spectra 3D scanner scans up to o.1mm accuracy and our Luma 3D scanner scans to 1mm accuracy in every scan.  


Vorum technology enables the creation of customized prosthetic and orthotic devices, tailored to the individual patient’s needs and anatomy. Traditional plaster methods may be less capable of achieving the same level of customization, and therefore comfort to the patient.  

Less invasive:  

Vorum technology involves 3D scanning of the patient’s limb or affected area. This process is less invasive and more comfortable compared to traditional plaster casting, which can be messy and uncomfortable. The scanning process means that there is no / little contact with the patient. Plastering can be quite uncomfortable for the patient and can take a long time.  

Efficiency and Time Savings:  

Digital technology streamlines the design and production process, reducing the overall time required to create a prosthetic or an orthotic device. Traditional plaster methods can be time-consuming. Using modern technology such as our Canfit design software, can increase your productivity by 600%. As Rick Wilcox, Certified Prosthetic in Shriners Hospitals for Children explains “what used to take two hours I can do in 20 minutes now!”. All thanks to Vorum’s constant evolving technology.  

If you are thinking of making the move from plaster to technology, reach out to Vorum today and see how we can help you to improve your organization.