Taking A Look At Technology And The Medical Field Here In The United States
Technology and medicine have become two things that go hand in hand here in the United States (as well as in a number of other places all throughout the world). After all, both are incredibly important and world changing in and of their own right. Together, both have been able to advance – likely much more rapidly than they otherwise would have – considerably.
And the payoff for technology allowing for new and better medical tools and treatments is one that is most certainly of huge benefit to the general population of people not just living here in the United States, but found all throughout the world as well. Thanks to the use of various aspects of technology in the medical world, countless lives have been able to be saved. In addition to this, many a person has been able to improve their quality of life quite considerably in ways that have never been thought possible before – never until now, that is.
For instance, assistive devices have improved considerably alongside technology. And assistive devices are quite commonplace here in the United States, with more than six and a half million people using them in order to obtain full – or nearly full – mobility and independence. For wheelchair users, technology has changed the nature of their assistive devices quite dramatically, allowing even those who are dramatically impaired (in terms of mobility) to move more freely than ever before about the world.
The use of technology has also changed the way that many types of surgery work. Bone graft surgery, for instance, has been changed forever with the implementation of the typical graft delivery devices for bone graft surgery. Such graft delivery devices, once incredibly rare, are now being utilized more and more frequently all throughout the country. Various graft delivery technologies and devices are even being used in a number of different places abroad as well.
These bone graft devices change the way that bone grafts are harvested, as up to 83% of all bone graft patients will actually have bone grafts for one part of their body harvested directly from another part of their body, with less than 20% of all bone graft surgery cases requiring the bone grafts from a donor. The use of a bone graft delivery device can help to make the process of harvesting and implanting the bone graft in question as smooth and clean as possible, something that will lead to dramatically reduced healing times in the patients who receive these bone grafts at the hands (so to speak) of a bone graft delivery system.
And there are more reasons than you might think in which bone grafts become necessary for one reason or another (or even a number of reasons all compounding one another). For instance, you might need a bone graft for a fracture. Though a fracture of your bone can heal in as little as two weeks – and typically won’t take more than ten weeks to heal – some types of fractures resist healing and might be in need of a bone graft (using a bone graft delivery device) at some point down the line.
In addition to the bone graft for the compound fracture or multiple fractures, a damaged joint can require a bone graft to fully heal as well, particularly in cases of joints that have been damaged quite severely. In fact, the addition of a bone graft to such a joint can heal it completely – in a way -, as the bone graft in question will heal over the joint and keep it protected from further injury. And a bone graft can be ideal for healing the organic bone matter when a medical device has been implanted as well, such as can be seen in cases such as hip replacements or knee replacements (or any type of joint replacement, for that matter).
For many people, recent advancements in medicine and technology – and in medical technology – have been life-changing, even life saving, as a matter of fact.