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Trauma

Amputee options: Robotic leg prosthesis

As I already hinted, the future is here.

Brought to you by Otto Bock Healthcare.

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Arm amputee options: high tech prosthesis

Forget about bulky and barely usable prosthesis!
High tech has come to aid finger amputees.

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Trauma

Restore finger nail shape

Finger tip injuries normally distort finger and nailbed shape. Here’s a way to restore them.

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Regeneration

How to cure diabetes

Most people think diabetes is incurable. I’m fat, because I have diabetes. No, you’re not. You have diabetes, because you’re fat. And diabetes is curable.

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Regeneration Trauma

How to treat ingrown toe nail

Ingrown toe nail is a serious problem, with a threat of inflammation, edema and infection. It should be treated at once.

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Regeneration

Mirror box therapy

House M.D., one of my favourite series, showed an interesting device to treat phantom pain in amputated limbs, called a mirror box.

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Trauma

Sedative drug causing no limbs at birth

In the 1950’s, there was a drug called Thalidomide. It was prescribed as sedative for pregnant women having morning nausea. In the early 1960’s it became clear that the drug causes birth defects: babies were born without fingers, toes and sometimes entire hands and legs.

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Regeneration

Children can regrow lost finger tips

Many observations confirm children can regrow cut off finger tips. That’s not a rare miracle.

It’s a fact. Most children up to the age of 12 can regrow amputated digits. On one important condition.

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Regeneration

Spinal cord regeneration

Once again, mice proved to be the cutting edge in enabling regeneration in mammals.

Laboratory mice would be the first to regrow spinal cord tissues.

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Regeneration

Britain’s first double hand surgery

I always admired this leadership thing. Almost every apparel company claims it’s the world’s leader. Banks say they are leaders in at least one area.
Turns out double hand surgery is no different.