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New Procedure At Regional Hospital Helps Those With Severe Skeletal Problems

 
 

LETHBRIDGE - Those with severe skeletal problems have a new option for treatment at the Chinook Regional Hospital.

 

A new leading edge procedure is designed to help people with bowed legs and limbs of different lengths.

 

Patients can undergo orthopedic surgery to cut through the bone that needs fixing and then a circular metal frame, called the Taylor Spacial Frame, is place around the limb. The device has six telescopic struts that are used to adjust rods which are screwed into the bone. With daily adjustments, bones can be lengthened or straightened.

 

The frame is surgically removed once the correction is complete and the bone is healed, which can take weeks or months.

 

24-year-old Nahid Zafari is the first person to have the procedure done at the Chinook Regional Hospital. She says it "has absolutely changed my life." Three other patients are using, or scheduled to use, the frame in Lethbridge.

 

Elsewhere in Alberta, the procedure is offered in Calgary and Edmonton.



Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 4/19/2014 3:17:12 PM
Source: Tristan Tuckett - Country 95 News - Photo shows the Taylor Spatial Frame on on Nahid Zafari's leg
 
 
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