Segment One – Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph talks with Dr. Monica Kogen from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush about new technology in leg lengthening. Limb length discrepancy (LLD) is a condition of unequal lengths of the lower limbs. The discrepancy may be in the femur, or tibia, or both. Slight differences in limb length is fairly common; however, a significant difference between two legs can affect a patient’s well being and quality of life.
A device can be surgically implanted into one of the bones of the leg (femur or tibia) to lengthen it. The lengthening occurs when the hand held remote control unit is activated directly over the implant. Lengthening sessions typically occur several times a day, in very small increments, until the leg has achieved the prescribed length.
The PRECICE implant holds the bones together until the body makes new bone to fill in the gap. During the consolidation phase, the bone heals. Your bone will change, or regenerate, from a soft material into hard bone over time.
Dr. Kogan, Assistant Professor, Director, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Rush University Medical Center, is a medical graduate from the University of Illinois College of Medicine Chicago, and completed her orthopedic surgical residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her fellowship in pediatric orthopedic surgery was completed at the Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, a renowned pediatric center serving five states in the inter-mountain region.
Segment Two – Joe Estes PT, DPT from the Athletico Golf Performance Center describes techniques and therapy to improve strength, mobility and general fitness for golfers at all levels; solutions for dealing with injury and pain and the importance of core stability; fitness package for game improvement with the Athletico Swing Analysis. Joe Graduated with a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology with an emphasis in clinical exercise science from California State University, Fullerton in 2010. Graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Western University of Health Sciences in 2013. and has received certification as a Certified Golf Fitness Instructor through the Titleist Performance Institute.
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