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Do you think within this century can we fix all the orthopedic problems /issues?


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or we have to wait more?

What's interesting is that now almost every orthopaedics is starting to use regenerative medicine in particular PRP and stem cells?

what I really mean is that it is becoming more and more common. if we continue like this even the small physiotherapy studio around the corner of may house that has 2 class doctors may start to use regenerative medicine next year.

That said I wonder if we can also find a way to relax muscles without botox and solve many postural problems that today do not have an answer.

 

 

 

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I think we'll have to wait more. The orthopedic problems we know of now we'll probably be able to cure, but as we dig deeper and learn more about our biology we'll probably find a whole host of new problems to cure.


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I think we'll have to wait more. The orthopedic problems we know of now we'll probably be able to cure, but as we dig deeper and learn more about our biology we'll probably find a whole host of new problems to cure.

 

what do you mean exactly? if we are able to cure most of them than what we need to know more about orthopaedics? are you arguing that we will need to understand smaller details? or how things develop exactly?



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That's exactly what I'm saying. Say you have problem A. In order to solve problem A, you learn biology knowledge I. However, in the process of learning knowledge I and solving problem A, you learn also about a potential deficiency or someother called problem B, for which you need to learn knowledge II, and so on until there's no more to learn.


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bone lengthening is already possible although not without extreme sacrifice. but id like to think that in the coming years and with more demand (specifically in asia), people from this field would find a way to make this kind of surgery easier, shorter and safer.


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bone lengthening is already possible although not without extreme sacrifice. but id like to think that in the coming years and with more demand (specifically in asia), people from this field would find a way to make this kind of surgery easier, shorter and safer.

 

This is more a cosmetic type of surgery rather than orthopaedics even if bones and surrounding tissues are involved.

 When I talk about orthopaedic problem I speak about ligaments regeneration, cure for scoliosis, posture problems, bone fractures and regeneration  etc..

 

Although I know height is your problem and today is possible to have a surgery. Italy has with France the best doctors for height related problems. So I heard in on article years ago. But the procedure is invasive, painful and rehabilitation long.

One way to make limbs increasing would be in a combination of growth hormone and stem cells. there is a small chance that you can increase length without surgery.

The alternative is to produce 3d bone with scaffolds. at one point the scaffold melt leaving an healthy bone tissue with out screws or anything. cuts will be also more precise. this should make rehabilitation easier.



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bone lengthening is already possible although not without extreme sacrifice. but id like to think that in the coming years and with more demand (specifically in asia), people from this field would find a way to make this kind of surgery easier, shorter and safer.

 

 

The alternative is to produce 3d bone with scaffolds. at one point the scaffold melt leaving an healthy bone tissue with out screws or anything. cuts will be also more precise. this should make rehabilitation easier.

 

yeah, this is what im expecting to where this field is going. maybe even having stem cells involve, or gene therapy in the distant future.


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bone lengthening is already possible although not without extreme sacrifice. but id like to think that in the coming years and with more demand (specifically in asia), people from this field would find a way to make this kind of surgery easier, shorter and safer.

 

 

The alternative is to produce 3d bone with scaffolds. at one point the scaffold melt leaving an healthy bone tissue with out screws or anything. cuts will be also more precise. this should make rehabilitation easier.

 

yeah, this is what im expecting to where this field is going. maybe even having stem cells involve, or gene therapy in the distant future.

 

I think the solution is not far off, at least to make the surgery easer and less invasive. it would be nice if they can find a way to increase length without breaking the entire bone.


Edited by Italian Ufo, 25 July 2013 - 11:44 AM.





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