Health & Wellness

Boomer Edition | 10th Annual | 2014

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At P/SL, high tech brings high hopes for some patients Taylor Spatial Frame Whether it's a deformed leg from a serious car crash or unremitting pain from a nerve disorder, perplexing problems stump doctors every day – and it's their patients who suffer. That's why it's so critical that doctors stay apprised of technological advancements in their fields. Here are just two examples of how science helps doctors at Presbyterian/St. Luke's re-instill hope in otherwise hopeless patients. Taylor Spatial Frame Years ago, even the best of orthopedic surgeons couldn't lengthen someone's leg or fix a crooked bone, leaving patients disabled or sometimes requiring amputation. Today, P/SL's Dr. David Hahn does both, sometimes at the same time, with the use of an advanced "fixator" called a Taylor Spatial Frame. With this complex technology, Hahn can correct these previously untouched bone deformities with absolute precision. 92 Dr. David Hahn

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