電影所傳達之「領養，不棄養」的訊息與友信醫療集團一直以來秉持的理念”We care about life”契合，且該電影之票房收入不扣除成本將全數捐贈給相關動保團體，因此我們為支持此一公益活動，決定於12月7日包場請所有員工及其眷屬
“Twelve Nights” is a documentary film shoot from the point of view of the stray dogs in the animal shelter while, at the same time, discloses the poor living situation/environment that the stray dogs would have to endure.
“Adopt, Don't Abandon," the message that “Twelve Nights” would like to convey corresponds to our core value "We care about life.” Additionally, the film production company will donate the full amount earned from the tickets to several animal protection groups. Therefore, we decided to support this charity event by treating all our employees and their relatives and friends to watch this meaningful movie on December 7 at the cinema together! Caring for the society starting from you and me!
’Twelve Nights’ Charity Film Screening
Date: December 7th, 2013
Time: 6:10 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Place: Vie Show Cinemas Taipei Xinyi
Why undergo total knee replacement (TKR) when only one side of the knee has been damaged by osteoarthritis? Your knee is divided into three major compartments: The medial compartment (the inside part of the knee), the lateral compartment (the outside part), and the patellofemoral
compartment (the front of the knee between the kneecap and thighbone).
In a unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA), only the damaged compartment is replaced with metal and plastic. The healthy cartilage and bone in the rest of the knee is preserved. Moreover, UKA involves smaller incisions, less bleeding, quicker recovery, and less bone loss than a total knee replacement.
A study showed that of those patients that received a TKR, 24% of them had isolated medial disease and could have been treated with a UKA1. Several other studies have also shown that isolated patellofemoral disease is common2, 3.
Twenty years from now, the treatment for damaged knees may no longer with metal implants, but with stem cells and other biologics techniques. “People believe in the biotech future,” says Abovitz, the co-founder of MAKO Surgical Corp., “If surgeons take out patients’ whole joint, they’re not going to be part of that future.”
1.Walker P. Orthopaedic Research Society. Poster #2462. 2009.
2.Duncan R, Hay E, Saklatvala J, Croft P. Prevalence of radiographic osteoarthritis: it all depends on your point of view. Rheumatology 2006;45:757-60.
3.Ledingham J, Regan M, Jones A, Doherty M. Radiographic patterns and associations of osteoarthritis of the knee in patients referred to hospital. Annals of the Reeumatic Diseases 1993;52:520-526
Anyone who has ever broken a limb can probably recall memories of a heavy, bulky cast likely decorated with get well notes and signatures written in Sharpies. Such casts would become smelly and itchy as the healing process progresses, and simple tasks such as showering and putting on clothing would become tedious in the least.
Perhaps it was for these very reasons that designer Jake Evill has come up with a concept for an orthopedic cast that solves many of the issues of current plaster or fiberglass casts, and reduces the amount of potential manufacturing waste in the process.
Dubbed “Cortex”, this novel cast does away with the traditional, limb-shaped shell for a design that looks somewhat like a rigid, fishnet stocking. Custom 3D-printed using nylon from a scan of a patient’s arm, Cortex would be thinner and lighter than traditional casts, and can actually allow a patient to wear a long sleeve shirt over it. Yet, Cortex is just as strong and durable; the denser areas of the cast’s lattice provide additional stability and support at and around the point of the fracture. Moreover, as the Cortex is fully ventilated, showering is easier, and smell and itch won’t be an issue since it looks like you can shower in it and poke a toothpick just about anywhere to get the itch out.
Finally, since Cortex’s design uses less material to produce, there will be less overall waste. But, even a used nylon Cortex can be recycled and made into another Cortex for the next broken bone.
ACAR2013 was rounded off in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Unison red-based booth design
and café atmosphere
successfully caught the visitors’ eyes. Special thanks to our
customer support and participation.
Unison invited more than 80 customers to join the 30th Unison RSNA Thanksgiving Party. This is Unison well known and
long time traditional event for all Taiwanese customers.