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FLORIDA PODIATRIST USES AMNIOTIC TISSUE TO HEAL SHARK BITE WOUND.

 

 

 

PODIATRIST, DR. AMBER SHANE STATES, "WHEN A TYPICAL DAY AT THE BEACH TURNED INTO A TERRIFYING ENCOUNTER WITH A SHARK, 13 YEAR OLD ALYSA WHETRO WONDERED IF SHE'D EVER BE ABLE TO RUN TRACK AGAIN. WE TRIED SOMETHING UNUSUAL TO HEAL HER WOUNDS - TISSUE FROM THE UMBILICAL CORD OF A HEALTHY MOTHER.  THE SHARK HAD SEVERED ALYSA'S ACHILLES TENDON.  IT'S AN INJURY WHICH USUALLY TAKES MORE THAN 6 MONTHS TO HEAL BUT WE USED THE INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUE TO REPAIR THE DAMAGE.  AMNIOTIC TISSUE COMES FROM THE PLACENTA, AND THOSE HAVE BEEN TO SHOWN TO HAVE THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS OF GROWTH FACTORS AND GROWTH CELLS TO HELP TISSUE HEALING.  WE COVERED ALYSA'S SEVERED TENDON WITH A SQUARE PIECE OF OF TISSUE FROM AN UMBILICAL CORD DONATED TO SCIENCE BY A HEALTHY MOTHER.  AFTER 2 MONTHS IN A CAST AND 2 MONTHS OF PHYSICAL THERAPY, SHE IS COMPLETELY HEALED."

AT ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS NONE OF OUR 6 CHIROPODISTS / FOOT SPECIALISTS HAVE EVER HAD TO DEAL WITH A SHARK BITE AND PROBABLY NEVER WILL.  WE ARE THOUGH, A FULLY EQUIPPED, MODERN TORONTO FOOT CLINIC WHICH HAS BEEN PROVIDING HIGH QUALITY FOOT CARE AND CUSTOM ORTHOTICS SINCE 1980.

IF YOU OR A LOVED REQUIRES COMPETENT, HONEST, HIGH QUALITY FOOT CARE OR CUSTOM ORTHOTICS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US AT 416-465-8737.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. JOHN A. HARDY, RETIRED CHIROPRACTOR, OWNER OF ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS AND STAFF CONSULTANT.

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