Monthly Archives: April 2015

10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NOT WEAR FLIP-FLOPS

April 27, 2015

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It’s hard to NOT wear flip flops when you live in a gorgeous, sunny climate like Sarasota, Florida. What you might not know, is that you may end up paying a high price in foot damage from the much-loved tropical footwear. Wearing flip flops on a regular basis can lead to infection, not to mention making you accident prone and ending up with poor posture.  Learn about the hazards here.

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CANDY CRUSH INJURIES? Are you addicted?

April 20, 2015

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You may have heard the recent story (click here) about a man who suffered a ruptured thumb tendon from playing the video game Candy Crush for hours at a time. Apparently the thrill of the game masked the pain which eventually resulted in his rupture. For others, there have even been reports of severe eye strain from long spans of video gaming.

Keeping your hand in one position for extended periods of time can cause cramping and reduced blow flow. Simple finger/wrist stretching may help prevent pain and injury and breaks every 30 minutes have been recommended to help alleviate eye strain as well as hand pain. Pain free movement will allow you to enjoy the game safely.

Have you ever experienced pain from video gaming overuse, and what you did to overcome that? We’d like to hear from you in the comment section below.

 

 

 

This entry was posted in on April 20, 2015 by sarasotaAdmin.

COMING TO AN ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON NEAR YOU?

April 6, 2015

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Bionic Hands? – A young Haitian boy born without fingers gets a 3D printed left hand and is now playing catch with his friends.

A New Backbone? – Peking physicians print the first 3D vertebra into a bone cancer patient, allowing new bone to grow into the replaced portion of his spine.

Skull replacements? – In 2014, Dutch surgeons replace the skull of a 22 year old female with a plastic dome for a rare headache disorder.

Science fiction?  Not at all.  People have been using 3D printing to replace simple devices and have now expanded into the field of medicine.  Studies show that this year alone, the orthopedic implant industry is projected to grow over 7% in the United States and this demand will only continue to increase as technology improves. The ability to cost efficiently replace damaged body parts may some day improve people’s lives. Just last week a California seven-year-old received a prosthetic limb via 3D printing. Read about it HERE.

What are your thoughts about 3D Printing?  We’d love to hear from you in our comment section below.

 

 

This entry was posted in on April 6, 2015 by sarasotaAdmin.