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3D Printing & The Future of Orthopedic Surgery

The way that we currently heal bones could be about to experience an exciting revolution of the 3D variety! Researchers at Northwestern University are in the process of perfecting a ‘hyper-elastic bone’ using innovative 3D technology. This development in technology could soon be used to bind tendons and bones together using live tissue! This is a fairly new discovery and the technology is not yet approved for human use. However, the potential for improvements to ongoing care and post-surgery results for patients are potentially huge!

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Common Car Accident Injuries

When a car accident happens there is no way to predict exactly what kinds of injuries those involved might sustain. In some fortunate instances everyone might walk away from the accident unscathed, but this is sadly not generally the case. There are some common injuries that are typically caused by this kind of accident. It is estimated that over three million people in the United States will be injured in car accidents every year. Some of these injuries are fairly insignificant and will heal on their own in a short period of time. However, some injuries can be life-changing or at least have far-reaching consequences for those involved.

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Bone Cancer Explained!

Bone cancer is defined as a cancer that is present in the bones. However, the potential for this cancer to spread to other parts of the body always exists and the title does not mean that your cancer will be confined to this area of the body. There are over 200 bones in the human body. These bones all have important jobs, not least of all to support the body, protect certain other parts of the body and also to allow us to move. When the health of our bones becomes compromised, the function of our bodies and our health in general is put at risk, and we can also be more prone to injuries, such as fractures and breaks. 

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Keeping Your Muscles Healthy

Your muscles are an incredibly important part of your body that serve several purposes. Within your body muscles turn energy into motions, thereby allowing you to do the things that you need to do! Without your muscles you would not be able to walk, run or do any of the movements that you do without a second thought. You would also be unable to breathe, talk or even to have the blood flow through your body! So, as you can see, the health of your muscles is extremely important! 

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