The young boy, nicknamed Bubba, was born with Amniotic Band Syndrome (ABS), but has thrived despite the condition, according to KHON.
ABS occurs when a fetus becomes entangled in fibrous string-like amniotic bands in the womb restricting blood flow and affects the baby’s development. It can cause a number of different anomalies depending on which body part was affected.
Bubba’s family learned about 3D printing technology and they decided to have a hand made out of the material, according to the report.
“For years, patients spent up to $40,000 for a commercially made prosthetic hand, but thanks to 3-D printing technology, a mechanical body-powered hand costs only $50 to build,” KHON reported.
The “Ironman” hand arrived in the mail last week and Bubba’s seen on video using it for the first time.