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Medical Device Developments: Something to Believe In

July 04, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 154

It's annoying when you go through a metal detector knowing you're going to get thoroughly searched solely because you have a metal something in your body, a metal rod in your arm or leg, or a metal plate in your chest or head. At the initial moment of being told you're going to have a metal something in your body, it seems unique, odd, but like it differentiates you from others. When I was 15 I had ACL reconstructive surgery where they had to use a cadaver hamstring, which I didn't know they were even considering. To this day, I still get looks when I tell people.

Manufacturers of precision parts like these understand the progress medicine's continually making to be able to use various devices in the human body. Medical machine shops have expansive capabilities in a diverse rang of resources, like rubber, plastic, steel and aluminum, in addition to non-traditional materials. Their parts undergo thorough inspection.

Consider cardiovascular, the circulatory system, is constantly seeking innovations. Having a heart attack or open-heart surgery is always going to be scary. Now days, though, the statistics for survival and full recovery has increased. They seem to increase chances of survival each year. Part of this reason is due to medical device development. LVADs are medical device that help pump the heart that is no longer strong enough to work on it's own. That's a sad realization and fact when you or a loved one finds out that your own heart can't function by itself. That should be the end, right? I would think so. Then, comes in modern technology like a superhero saving a victim. Medical machining gives hope. Other cardiovascular devices include aortic punches, trocar devices, tunnellers and specialized surgical tools.

Having a rod in your arms or legs is considered orthopedic. My ACL surgery was orthopedic. Medical device manufacturers are recognized for orthopedic implants. It's only been recently that orthopedics has advanced enough to replicate the human's complex skeleton structure. Other orthopedic products that you may be familiar with include locking pins and nails, screws, and locking plates. They are now capable of implementing cannulated orthopedic screws, and lag screws. There are differences already amongst us all, in personality and body type. Replacing human parts with medical devices will set an individual a part immensely. They are capable of keep us alive and moving. It may be annoying going through those metal detectors, but it's a good excuse for why it's going off in the first place.

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