Orthopedic Correction

Originally, orthopedic surgery was restricted to the correcting of musculoskeletal deformities in children. Nicolas Andry, a French professor at the University of Paris coined the term in the first textbook written on the subject in 1741. He advocated the use of exercise, manipulation and splinting to treat deformities in children.

Jean-AndrĂ© Venel established the first orthopedic institute in 1780, which was the first hospital dedicated to the treatment of children’s skeletal deformities. He developed the club-foot shoe for children born with foot deformities and various methods to treat curvature of the spine. ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthopedic_surgery

Using the Vertical Foot Alignment System, Neil is able to correct and align your feet while you stand,giving you an Orthotic that is extremely comfortable and accurate. The orthotic will stabilise and encourage correct posture for patients that have undergone orthopedic correction such as hip and knee replacement. By correcting over pro-nation and stabilising arch support, the patient confidence can grow and exercise can be a more pleasant undertaking. The Vertical Foot Alignment System is used to adjust each patient’s foot and hence re-align their lower limb into its preferred biomechanical position. Neil has been developing this technique over the last two decades and is so confident in its application that each pair of orthotics supplied by our clinic has a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

According to applications for board certification from 1999 to 2003, the top 25 most common orthopedic procedures (in order) performed by orthopedic surgeons are as follows:
1. Knee arthroscopy and meniscectomy
2. Shoulder arthroscopy and decompression
3. Carpal tunnel release
4. Knee arthroscopy and chondroplasty
5. Removal of support implant
6. Knee arthroscopy and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
7. Knee replacement
8. Repair of femoral neck fracture
9. Repair of trochanteric fracture
10. Debridement of skin/muscle/bone/fracture
11. Knee arthroscopy repair of both menisci
12. Hip replacement
13. Shoulder arthroscopy/distal clavicle excision
14. Repair of rotator cuff tendon
15. Repair fracture of radius (bone)/ulna
16. Laminectomy
17. Repair of ankle fracture (bimalleolar type)
18. Shoulder arthroscopy and debridement
19. Lumbar spinal fusion
20. Repair fracture of the distal part of radius
21. Low back intervertebral disc surgery
22. Incise finger tendon sheath
23. Repair of ankle fracture (fibula)
24. Repair of femoral shaft fracture
25. Repair of trochanteric fracture

30% were knee and Ankle related. Therefore a high percentage of patients would benefit from the technology and systems created by Neil and the VFAS system.

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