Fixing Battered Bodies Series
BALTIMORE, Md. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A tiny bone that you’ve probably never heard of can make a huge difference in your quality of life. The talus is the part ankle that allows the foot to move in all different directions. High impact injuries like falls, or car crashes can cause the bone to fracture and die. Now, there is a new cutting-edge option for patients.
NEW YORK CITY. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans have back surgery and for a growing number of patients, the operations require fusing bone, or bone grafts, and a large amount of hardware. With complex spine surgery comes a higher risk of complications, but a new approach may be fixing backs and saving lives.
PITTSBURGH. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Three-hundred thirty-two thousand Americans have hip replacement every year. For most, the surgery requires a hospital stay, and weeks of rehabilitation. Now, a different approach to surgery is getting patients back on their feet and out of the hospital faster than ever before.
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