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Orthopedic Implants Cost Double than Bone Lengthening in Kids

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KURGAN, RUSSIA – TPC scientists at Ilizarov Orthopedic Centre in Russia have developed orthopedic implants as a part of Ilizarov system variation to correct and lengthen the deformations of long tubular bones in children. These implants have passed the preclinical tests which indicate that it has reduced limb lengthening by two times. In this, children with different leg lengths are dissected before slowly moving their legs apart. Titanium or steel needle is inserted inside a tubular bone which acts as a ‘conductor’ to form new tissue. It helps to fasten bone regeneration which helps to reduce the rehabilitation period.

Ilizarov system involves the method of transosseous osteosynthesis to correct bone deformations and body proportions. It has been actively used in many countries of the world. However, the modern Ilizarov system uses titanium or carbon-fiber rods to fix on a limb with the help of various forms and to interconnect them by moving rods. Steel and BT6 compounds have been used to develop needle implants at TPU laboratory which are then coated by TPU scientists with certain materials such as calcium phosphate using certain processes. To improve the survival rate of implants, the technologies have been developed by keeping in mind the composition of natural bone tissue. Also, multiple mesenchymal stem cells are contained in the bone marrow to differentiate into various cells. People use limb lengthening surgery to increase their height. Heightmaximizer.com explains about this in a clear way by reviewing limb lengthening surgery in a concise manner. Here, you will also get information about other facts about this surgery to increase height.

While comparing classic steel and titanium implants without coating with coated implant developed at TPU, it was found that 4 cm of bone tissue can be restored in 35 days and with classic implants, it could be done within 70 days. The density of tissue formed using implants was come out to be 2.5 times higher which matches with a healthy bone. The implants are removed after the regeneration of bones.

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Medication Reminder App CareClinic Demonstrates Efficacy to improve Medicine Refill and Adherence rate by 15%

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Medication reminder app CareClinic, used by patients to manage chronic illness has had massive success in helping patients improve outcomes. Based on anonymized longitudinal data, CareClinic has demonstrated the ability to improve medicine refill rates and medicine adherence rates by up to 15% (MPR Rate). CareClinic is aiming to help curb over 125,000 American deaths annually due to medication mismanagement.

This app provides patients with “smart medication reminders” that trigger alerts if a patient is likely to miss their medication based on past adherence behavior. CareClinic has become the best medication reminder platform in the US where nearly a third of medication is never filled and about half of all patients fail to take medications as prescribed. Apart from being to track medication, the platform is also able to help patients track their overall health & wellness.

Health and Wellness goes beyond just taking the right pills at the right time. There may be many therapies and dietary restrictions involved for users. CareClinic already maintains it’s reputation as the best medication reminder app is now hoping to be an all-in-one self-care management app that patients will use to practice preventative medicine. CareClinic is building partnerships with pharmacies and health clinics to provide this service to patients directly.

CareClinic is pioneering the use of AI on its platform to help patients discover and manage their chronic disease better. It recently raised seed-capital by a VC fund based out of Toronto, Canada (where CareClinic is also based) to improve its technology and bring it to market. 

Thus far, CareClinic is available for iPhones, Android and on the web directly. CareClinic enables email reminders for those that use the web platform and sticks to notifications for users that prefer it’s mobile application.

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