Year: 2015

Page: Orthopedic surgeon creates world’s first internal bone-lengthening device for young children

An orthopedic surgeon is creating the world’s first implantation device that can lengthen the bones of young children internally. The inventor, a physician at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso), expects the device will lead to fewer infections and less pain, making the bone-lengthening process more bearable for children.

Page: PhotoniCare innovating the way doctors diagnose and treat common middle ear infections in kids

Physicians traditionally use an otoscope to examine the surface of the ear drum, and that technology hasn’t really changed in over a century. With middle ear infections affecting approximately 80 percent of children under the age of three, PhotoniCare is working to actually make the middle ear visible with a new device.

Page: Ultrasound and Laser Tech Improve Pediatric Intubation

As I mentioned in another piece I featured earlier this week, the Children’s National Health System recently announced the finalists of their Third Annual Pediatric Surgical Innovation Symposium hosted by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation. The competition is intended to bring attention to the needs of pediatric patients in having medical technology […]