Orthotics & Prosthetics

August 2, 2017

Head Shape Irregularities in Infants – Those Tiny Helmets Make a Huge Difference

By Jeremy Migner CarePartners Orthotist/Prosthetist You’ve likely seen a baby wearing a cute plastic helmet. But did you know the reasoning behind it? Head shape irregularities in infants are becoming increasingly common. These can be caused by positioning – either while in utero, during the birthing process or from positioning during the first few months […]

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July 21, 2017

Why Bone and Joint Pain Should Be Taken Seriously for Anyone with Cancer History

By Donald Gajewski, MD Lots of people have achy bones and joint pain, but for people who either have cancer or have been previously treated for cancer, it could be a sign of a very serious condition known as metastatic bone disease. In fact, if you have been treated for cancer in the past and […]

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July 26, 2016

“They Took Care of Us” – A Little Girl’s Custom Foot Brace Makes Life Better

By Charles and Sarah Smith Before being diagnosed with cerebral palsy, our five-year-old daughter, Lillian, began wearing a brace. She wears a custom ankle foot orthosis for her upper foot and ankle. We visited and moved to Sylva from Florida, because we knew Mission was a good hospital. They work great with kids. They’re family […]

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