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Medtronic Launches Pediatric Spine Product
28, announced the 510(k) clearance and launch of a product designed for treatment of skeletally immature pediatric patients younger than 10 years of age diagnosed with severe, progressive, life-threatening, early-onset spinal deformities. The Shilla ...
Memphis Daily News - Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:07

Advice on caring for toes
While claw toe can be a result of tight-fitting or too-short shoes, it also is caused by nerve damage brought on by diseases that weaken the foot, such as alcoholism or diabetes. Claw toe gets worse without treatment and may cause permanent deformity ...
Bismarck Tribune - Sun, 24 Aug 2014 00:18

Are feet really the next big thing for plastic surgery?
He says he turns down patients if their perceived deformities are minimal, but adds, “We have the skills and the technology to do these surgeries at minimal risk, so why shouldn't we? I had a woman in here the other day. She's 32 and her foot is ugly ...
The Australian - Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:07

Family of Clovis child born with clubfoot gets support from Children's ...
The clinic has grown from treating only clubfoot patients to now serving children with any foot-related deformities or problems. "It's one of the most common musculoskeletal deformities among children," McDaniel said. About one to seven children out of ...
Fresno Bee - Thu, 14 Aug 2014 23:48

Boning up on orthopedics
We used to perform surgical realignment, but if there is an operation, it can cause scars and harm the development of bones or blood vessels, and the deformity can return. But now we know that the foot can be made to grow straight even without surgery.
Jerusalem Post - Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:48

The Running Doctor on ingrown toenails
In all sports, athletes often times turns their foot (pronates or rolls in) and the nails get injured. There are several causes of an ingrown toenail. Among them are foot deformities, trauma and bunions which can cause the big toe to rotate on its side ...
Darien Times - Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:11

Double vaccines 'could hasten the end of polio'
Using both types of polio vaccine could speed up efforts to free the world of the disease, research suggests. The oral vaccine is leading the fight to eradicate polio, but trials in India show an additional injection of inactivated virus boosts ...
BBC News - Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:26

A fitting solution for children
"In the longer term developmental foot problems can be made worse by ill-fitting shoes and bunions and foot deformities such as hammer toe can be caused by poorly fitted shoes. "Unsupportive and sloppy styles of shoe can lead to a similar gait (style ...
Bristol Post - Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:48

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