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An Introduction To Orthopedic Prosthetics

Prosthetics are designed to replace body parts that may have been lost for a number of reasons. Sometimes the prosthetic is used primarily to give the appearance of the body part in question, but in many instances it can also help the patient regain a certain level of function.

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Orthopedic Bone Graft

A bone graft is a medical technique that is sometimes used to correct issues with the bones and the joints. 

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Conventional Cancer Treatments

Cancer can be a difficult condition to manage, especially if it is not diagnosed early. If this is an illness that you develop at any stage in your life, then it can be very helpful to be aware of the treatment options available to you.
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What Does it Take to Be an Orthopedic Surgeon?

The training involved with becoming an orthopedic surgeon is quite extensive and it will take many years before a new surgeon is ready to practice medicine and operate. Not only does embarking upon this career require a lengthy period of training, but it also requires that the person in question has a strong desire to help other people heal. This passion to bring relief, return function and eradicate pain from the lives of those afflicted with health issues has to be the main driver behind this career choice. Anyone who enters for any other reason will soon burn out and realise that this is not the career path for them!
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Robotics and the Future of Orthopedics

If you read this blog regularly then you will know that we are quite enthusiastic about the role of technology in the future of orthopedics. With new developments in technology come new advancements in medicine, and this is particularly true of orthopedic medicine. A fantastic new innovation is currently being explored and it is believed it could completely revolutionise how surgeons conduct surgery. Using robots in the operating room might sound like the stuff of science fiction but it is a very real universal possibility that is inching ever closer to reality.

In fact, there are already two robotic orthopedic surgeons in Southwest Louisiana that can now conduct certain surgeries. It is believed that the expertise of these robots means they are able to operate with an amazing level of precision that is just not possible for human surgeons to achieve. These robots have been labelled as RIO (Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System) and are the creation of Stryker Orthopaedics. At the present time, they are only being involved in hip and knee replacements. However, the results so far have been fantastic and there is of course the potential that they could expand this involvement to other surgeries soon.

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Why is it Vital to See an Auto Injury Specialist?

It is unfortunate, but it can happen to anyone! Car accidents take place every day for a wide variety of reasons as the roads can be dangerous places to be, especially during adverse weather conditions.
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