Posts for: August, 2013
Here is a really interesting piece on new developments in the foot medicine field.Unfortunatly due to cost this particular technology will likely only be available in research institutions.
The technology combines the unique capabilities of 2D xrays with 3D imagining. It unfortunately does not allow for the image to be delivered in a dynamic mode. That`s to say we cannot see inside the foot while someone is walking.
In our clinical practice we try to achieve the greatest level of diagnosis and understanding utilizing 2D X-rays and dynamic H-definition video gait analysis using our Pedigait technology.
Hopefully further research utilizing this new system will continue to expand our knowledge and diagnostic capability for those of us in clinical situations.
So many times we are confronted with patients with injuries or post surgical recovery, and always the question arises regarding"How long will i need to rest".
Here is a great example where 212 million dollars is on the line over the next few years for a 34 year old.
The moral of the story is, recovery has to take place and some times that might require abstinence and or moderation. This can be even harder to encourage in those who see their recreational activities as their reward or stress relief for busy lives. It is even more vital in children and youths as continuing to stress healing tissue can lead to long term weakness and scar forming reducing vital flexibility.